No.95 Squadron

On a mount in waves of the sea in front of a palm tree, a crowned crane displayed
Badge
On a mount in waves of the sea in front of a palm tree, a crowned crane displayed
Motto
Trans mare exivi - I went out over the sea
Formed
08 October 1917
Disbanded
30 June 1945

No 95 Squadron formed at Ternhill on 8 October 1917 but failed to become operational before disbanding on 4 July 1918. It began to reform at RAF Kenley in October 1918 but this was abandoned.

On 16 January 1941 a detachment of aircraft from No 210 Squadron was renumbered No 95 Squadron. The unit staged through Gibraltar on its way to it new station in Sierra Leone. It provided anti-submarine patrols over the South Atlantic. Due to problems with French Vichy aircraft a flight of fighters was soon added to the squadron. These aircraft soon left to become No 128 Squadron. In March 1943 No 95 Squadron moved to the Gambia. It continued to provide anti-submarine coverage in the area until the end of the war. On 30 June 1945 the squadron disbanded.


AIRCRAFT

Various types 1917 - 1918
Sunderland I/III 1941 - 1945
Hurricane I 1941 - 1941


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

Coastal Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft John D R Rawlings Jane’s Publishing 1982

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