No.128 Squadron

In front of an ogress a shuttle in hand
Badge
In front of an ogress a shuttle in hand
Motto
Fulminis instar - Like a thunderbolt
Formed
01 February 1918
Disbanded
01 April 1946

No 128 Squadron formed at Thetford on 1 February 1918 as a day bomber unit but it did not become operational before disbandment on 4 July 1918. The unit’s men and equipment went to existing units to provide re-enforcements.

On 7 October 1941 the Fighter Flight attached to No 95 Squadron was renumbered No 128 Squadron. This unit operated from Hastings, Sierra Leone providing air defence for the colony. The unit disbanded on 8 March 1943.

On 5 September 1944 the squadron reformed at RAF Wyton as a part of the Light Night Striking Force within No 8 (Pathfinder) Group. The unit continued to make attacks on German targets until the end of the war. On 20 September 1945 the squadron was transferred to No 2 Group. In March 1946 it moved to the Continent, first to Belgium and then Germany. On 1 April 1946 it was renumbered No 14 Squadron.


AIRCRAFT

DH9 1918 - 1918
Hurricane I/II 1941 – 1943
Mosquito XX/25/XVI 1944 – 1946


Reference Sources

The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force
James J Halley Air Britain (Historians) Ltd 1988

RAF Squadrons
Wg Cdr C G Jefford Airlife 2001

Bomber Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft
Phillip J R Moyes Macdonald & Jane’s 1976

Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft
John D R Rawlings Crecy Books 1993

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