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The RAF Squadrons involved in WW2 in Belgium



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1409 MET FLT Squadron

1409 (Meteorological) Flight was formed on 1 April 1943 to provide meteorological information for RAF Bomber Command and the USAAF. Equipped with unarmed de Havilland Mosquito aircraft, the crews of the Flight undertook long range meteorological reconnaissance flights until the end of the Second World War in Europe and continued in this role until 1946.
Formed at RAF Oakington as part of the disbandment of 521 Squadron, the Flight was part of No. 8 Group RAF, the Pathfinders. Flying singly the missions were codenamed PAMPA (Photorecce And Meteorological Photography Aircraft).
In January 1944 the Flight moved to RAF Wyton where it remained until July 1945 when it moved to RAF Upwood. In October 1945 the Flight was transferred to No. 47 Group RAF and partially re-equipped with Consolidated Liberator aircraft in addition to its Mosquitos at RAF Lyneham. The Flight was disbanded at Lyneham in May 1946.
During the war the Flight flew 1,364 operations for a loss of only 3 aircraft
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Sources: Royal Air Force

Crash in which the 1409 MET FLT squadron was involved:

* Crash of Mosquito DZ406-NO-K fallen to Vlimmingen on 16/04/1943

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1502FLT Squadron

Royal Air Force Station Driffield or RAF Driffield is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south west of Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire and 10.7 miles (17.2 km) north west of Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
The site was first opened in 1918 by the Royal Air Force (RAF) under the name of RAF Eastburn, before closing in early 1920. However, in 1935 a new airfield was built for the RAF initially training bomber crews before closing in 1977 when the site was turned over to the British Army for use as a driving school being renamed Alamein Barracks.
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Sources: Royal Air Force

Crash in which the 1502FLT squadron was involved:

Crew of Whitley Z9307-H fallen to Hoboken on 30/05/1942

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