No.673 Squadron

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Formed
01 January 1945
Disbanded
25 October 1945

No. 673 squadron joined No. 672 squadron at Bikram on 1 January 1945. It formed a part of Wing No. 344 for airborne assaults in South-East Asia. Personnel consisted of RAF pilots surplus to requirements and pilots from the Glider Pilot Regiment.

For the entirety of the war this squadron undertook sporadic glider training and courses in jungle warfare. It was based at various stations during 1945 including Belguam, Bikram, Bilaspur and Tilda. It never undertook operational duties because of the Japanese surrender. Some operational missions were undertaken however by pilots of this squadron detached to other units flying Dakotas and L-5 Sentinels.

The squadron disbanded at Kargi Road on 25 October 1945.


AIRCRAFT

Hadrian 1945
Moth II 1945


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

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