Squadrons at Fairwood Common

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Once again we cannot verify this data, at least it's a good starting point. 

 

Squadrons

Dates

Aircraft Type

Unit Code Letters

 

79

14 Jun ‘41—27 Dec’41

Hurricane IIA & IIB

NV

 

600

17 Jun ‘41 —27 Jun ‘41

Beaufighter I

BQ

 

317

27 Jun ’41—2l Jul’ 41

Hurricane I

JH

 

504

21 JuI ’41—11 Aug’41

Hurricane IIB

TM

 

125

24 Sep ‘41—25 Jan ‘42

Defiant I

VA

 

(D) 125

25 Jan ‘42—10 Feb ‘42

Defiant I

VA

 

(D) 276

21 Oct ‘41—24 Apr’44

Lysander IIIA; Walrus I & II; (Air-Sea Rescue Squadron)

AQ

 

312

1 Jan ‘42—24 Jan ‘42

Spitfire VB & VC

DU

 

615

24 Jan ‘42—17 Mar ‘42(Left for India)

Hurricane IIB & IIC

KW

 

263

10 Feb ‘42—28 Apr ‘42

Whirlwind I

HE

 

(D) 263

Maintained at Fairwood up until Feb ‘43

Whirlwind I

HE

 

402

17 Mar ‘42—13 May ‘42

Spitfire VB

AE

 

312

18 Apr ‘42—2 May ‘42

Spitfire VB & VC

DU

 

421

3 May ’42—14 Oct’42

SpitfireVB

AU

 

125

14 May ‘42—15 Apr ‘43

Beaufighter IIf& VIf

VA

 

536

27 Oct ‘42—25 Jan ‘43

Havoc I & II; Hurricane IIc

 

164

29 Jan ‘43—8 Feb ‘43

Converting to Hurricane IID at Fairwood

FJ

 

412

8 Feb ‘43—12 Apr ‘43

Spitfire VB

VZ

 

307

15 Apr ‘43—7 Aug ‘43

Mosquito 11 & VI

EW

 

(D) 124

16 Jul ‘43—20 Jul ‘43

Spitfire VII

ON

 

264

7 Aug ‘43— 17 Nov ‘43

Mosquito II & VI

PS

 

456

17 Nov ‘43—29 Feb ‘44

Mosquito II, VI, XVII

RX

 

616

16 Nov ‘43—1 Dec ‘43

Spitfire VI & VII

YQ

 

610

19 Dec ‘43—4 Jan ‘44

Spitfire VB, VC, XIV

DW

 

263

5 Jan ’44—l0 Jan ’44

Typhoon lB

HE

 

609

6 Feb ‘44—20 Feb ‘44

Typhoon lB

PR

 

68

1 Mar ‘44—24 Jun ‘44

Beaufighter VI

WM

 

132

13 Mar ‘44—19 Mar ‘44

Spitfire IXB

FF

 

401

7 Apr ‘44— end Apr ‘44

Spitfire IX

YO

 

610

23 Apr ‘44—30 Apr ‘44

Spitfire XIV

DW

 

616

24 Apr’44—16 May’44

Spitfire VII

YQ

 

41

16 May ‘44—24 May ‘44

Spitfire XII

EB

After D-Day, Fairwood Common ceases to be operational station; becomes A. P. C. only.

 

257

11 Aug ‘44—30 Aug ‘44

Typhoon IB

FM

 

33

12 Aug ‘44—18 Aug ‘44

Spitfire IXE

SR

 

302

31 Aug ‘44—16 Sep ‘44

Spitfire IXC & IXE

WX

 

193

l8 Sep ’44—6 Oct ’44

Typhoon IB

DP

 

331

19 Sep ‘44—6 Oct ‘44

Spitfire IX

FN

 

322

10 Oct ‘44—1 Nov ‘44

Spitfire IXB

3W

 

198

6 Nov ‘44—21 Nov ‘44

Typhoon IB

TP

 

317

22 Nov ‘44—11 Dec ‘44

Spitfire IXE

JH

 

197

25 Nov ‘44—11 Dec ‘44

Typhoon IB

OV

 

332

11 Dec ‘44—31 Dec ‘44

Spitfire IX

AH

 

164

17 Dec ‘44—28 Dec’44

Typhoon IB

FJ

 

268

13 Jan ‘45—9 Feb ‘45

Mustang II (Army Co-operation and Tac Recce Squadron)

NM? Probably no unit code used

 

263

13 Jan ‘45—10 Feb ‘45

Typhoon IB

HE

 

66

21 Feb ‘45—17 Mar ‘45

Spitfire XVI

LZ

 

127

21 Feb ‘45—17 Mar ‘45

Spitfire XVI

9N

 

331

16 Mar ‘45—2 Apr ‘45

Spitfire IX

FN

  345 16 Mar '45 - 2 Apr '45 Spitfire IX, XVI

2Y

  308 26 Apr '45 - 2 Jun '45 Spitfire XVI

ZF

  266 27 Apr '45 - 4 Jun '45 Typhoon IB

ZH

 

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