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Battle of Britain Accredited Squadrons

Battle of Britain Enhanced Database

This is a list of the officially accredited Battle of Britain units with their aircraft types, code letters, call signs and casualties.

On 9 November 1960, the Air Ministry published Air Ministry Order N850 which officially defined the qualifications for aircrew to be classified as having participated in the Battle of Britain. The AMO also defined the squadrons that were deemed to have fought in the battle under the control of RAF Fighter Command between 0001 hours on 10 July and 2359 hours on 31 October 1940; the official beginning and end of the battle.

A total of 71 squadrons and other units from Fighter Command, Coastal Command and the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm are listed.

Squadron

Squadron Code

Radio call sign

Aircraft Type

Number of Casualties

No. 1 (Cawnpore) Squadron RAF

JX

ACORN

Hurricane

7

No. 3 Squadron RAF

QO

Hurricane

1

No. 17 Squadron RAF

YB

EDEY

Hurricane

5

No. 19 Squadron RAF

QV

LUTON

Spitfire

6

No. 23 Squadron RAF

YP

LUTON

Blenheim

8

No. 25 Squadron RAF

ZK

LUTON

Blenheim, Beaufighter

5

No. 29 Squadron RAF

RO

Blenheim

8

No. 32 Squadron RAF

GZ

JACKO

Hurricane

2

No. 41 Squadron RAF

EB

MITOR

Spitfire

11[2]

No. 43 (China-British) Squadron RAF

FT

Hurricane

14

No. 46 (Uganda) Squadron RAF

PO

ANGEL

Hurricane

14

No. 54 Squadron RAF

KL

RABBIT

Spitfire

6

No. 56 (Punjab) Squadron RAF

US

BAFFIN

Hurricane

8

No. 64 Squadron RAF

SH

FREEMA

Spitfire

7

No. 65 (East India) Squadron RAF

YT

Spitfire

8

No. 66 Squadron RAF

LZ

FIBIUS

Spitfire

8

No. 72 (Basutoland) Squadron RAF

RN

TENNIS

Spitfire

9

No. 73 Squadron RAF

TP

Hurricane

4

No. 74 Squadron RAF

ZP

DYSOE

Spitfire

12

No. 79 (Madras Presidency) Squadron RAF

NV

PANSY

Hurricane

4

No. 85 Squadron RAF

VY

HYDRO

Hurricane

7

No. 87 (United Provinces) Squadron RAF

LK

SUNCUP

Hurricane

7

No. 92 (East India) Squadron RAF

QJ

GANNIC

Spitfire

14

No. 111 Squadron RAF

JU

WAGON

Hurricane

11

No. 141 Squadron RAF

TW

Boulton Paul Defiant

10

No. 145 Squadron RAF

SO

PATIN

Hurricane

13

No. 151 Squadron RAF

DZ

Hurricane

11

No. 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron RAF

UM

MAIDA

Spitfire

14

No. 213 (Ceylon) Squadron RAF

AK

BEARSKIN

Hurricane

15

No. 219 (Mysore) Squadron RAF

FK

Blenheim, Beaufighter

6

No. 222 (Natal) Squadron RAF

ZD

KOTEL

Spitfire

9

No. 229 Squadron RAF

RE

KETA

Hurricane

5

No. 232 Squadron RAF

EF

Hurricane

No. 234 (Madras Presidency) Squadron RAF

AZ

CRESSY

Spitfire

5

No. 238 Squadron RAF

VK

Hurricane

17

No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron RAF

LE

LORAG

Hurricane

5

No. 245 (Northern Rhodesia) Squadron RAF

DX

Hurricane

2

No. 247 (China – British) Squadron RAF

HP

Gloster Gladiator

No. 249 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF

GN

GANER

Hurricane

8

No. 253 (Hyderabad) Squadron RAF

SW

VICEROY

Hurricane

11

No. 257 (Burma) Squadron RAF

DT

ALERT

Hurricane

11

No. 263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron RAF

HE

Hurricane, Westland Whirlwind

1

No. 264 (Madras Presidency) Squadron RAF

PS

Boulton Paul Defiant

18

No. 266 (Rhodesia) Squadron RAF

UO

Spitfire

7

No. 421 Flight RAF

L-Z

Hurricane, Spitfire

1

No. 422 Flight RAF

Hurricane

Fighter Interception Unit

Hurricane, Blenheim, Beaufighter

Auxiliary Squadrons

No. 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron AuxAF

SD

MANDREL

Hurricane

19

No. 504 (City of Nottingham) Squadron AuxAF

TM

Hurricane

6

No. 600 (City of London) Squadron AuxAF

BQ

Blenheim, Beaufighter

9

No. 601 (County of London) Squadron AuxAF

UF

WEAPON

Hurricane, Spitfire

14

No. 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron AuxAF

LO

VILLA

Spitfire

5

No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron AuxAF

XT

VIKEN

Spitfire

13

No. 604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron AuxAF

NG

TALLYHO

Blenheim, Beaufighter

3

No. 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron AuxAF

UP

TURKEY

Hurricane

8

No. 607 (County of Durham) Squadron AuxAF

AF

Hurricane

9

No. 609 (West Riding) Squadron AuxAF

PR

SORBO

Spitfire

7

No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron AuxAF

DW

DOGROSE

Spitfire

11

No. 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron AuxAF

FY

CHARLIE

Spitfire

2

No. 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron AuxAF

KW

PANTA

Hurricane

6

No. 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron AuxAF

QJ[3]

RADPOE

Spitfire

6

Commonwealth and Allied squadrons

No. 1 Squadron RCAF(Canadian)

YO

CARIBOU

Hurricane

3

302 (City of Poznan) Squadron(Polish)[4]

WX

CALEB

Hurricane

6

303 (Warsaw – Kosciuszko) Squadron(Polish) [5]

RF

APANY

Hurricane

7

No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron(Czech)

NN

CALLA

Hurricane

4

No. 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron(Czech)

DU

SILVO

Hurricane

1

Coastal Command Squadrons

No. 235 Squadron RAF

QY

Blenheim

9

No. 236 Squadron RAF

FA

Blenheim

10

No. 248 Squadron RAF

WR

Blenheim

16

Fleet Air Arm(FAA) Squadrons

No. 804 Squadron FAA

-5

Gloster Sea Gladiator/Grumman Martlet

No. 808 Squadron FAA

-5

Fairey Fulmar [6]

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