No.94 Squadron

A wolf’s head erased
Badge
A wolf’s head erased
Motto
Avenge
Formed
01 August 1917
Disbanded
30 June 1963

No 94 Squadron formed at Harling Road on 1 August 1917 as a Camel training unit. In May 1918 it was mobilised as an combat squadron. It moved to France in October 1918 but did not become operational. The unit returned to the UK in February 1919 and on 30 June 1919 it disbanded.

On 26 March 1939 the squadron reformed at Khormaksar, Aden as a fighter unit. In April 1941 it handed over its aircraft and moved to Egypt where it re-equipped. The squadron was involved in fighter patrols and ground attack missions throughout the remainder of the North African campaign. In February 1944 it began sweeps over Crete and the Aegean. It moved to Greece in September as the German forces retreated from the Balkans. It became involved in the Greek Civil War in December 1944. On 20 April 1945 it disbanded.

On 15 December 1950 the unit reformed at RAF Celle, Germany as a jet fighter-bomber squadron. It disbanded again on 15 September 1957. The squadron reformed at RAF Misson on 1 October as a surface to air missile unit. It finally disbanded on 30 June 1963.


AIRCRAFT

Camel 1917 - 1918
SE5A 1918 - 1919
Gladiator 1939 - 1941
Hurricane I/II 1921 - 1942
Tomahawk 1942 - 1942
Kittyhawk 1942 - 1942
Hurricane II 1942 - 1944
Spitfire V/IX/VIII 1944 - 1945
Vampire 5 1950 - 1954
Venom 1/4 1954 - 1957
Bloodhound 1960 – 1963


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

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

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