Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force operated across all the globe for the duration of the Second World War. Northern Ireland provided many members of air and ground crew.

1 AFU

10 RS

10 Squadron

100 Squadron

R.A.F. 100 Squadron reformed on 15 December 1942 at R.A.F. Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England flying as part of No. 1 Group of R.A.F. Bomber Command.

102 Squadron

103 Squadron

104 Squadron

108 Squadron

11 AFU

11 OTU

110 Squadron

114 Squadron

115 Squadron

120 Squadron

13 OTU

131 OTU

1404 Meteorological Flight

1428 Hudson Conversion Flight

1435 Squadron

144 Squadron

145 Squadron

149 Squadron

15 Squadron

150 Squadron

153 Squadron

158 Squadron

160 Squadron

161 Squadron

1647 HCU

1653 CU

1655 MTU

1658 HCU

166 Squadron

1661 HCU

1666 HCU

1673 HCU

1674 HCU

190 Squadron

2 AFU

201 Squadron

207 Squadron

On 1st November 1940, R.A.F. 207 Squadron reformed as part of Bomber Command flying Avro Manchester planes before converting to the Avro Lancaster in 1942.

208 Squadron

21 Squadron

216 Squadron

218 Squadron

220 Squadron

221 Squadron

224 Squadron

226 Squadron

23 Squadron

231 Squadron

233 Squadron

235 Squadron

24 Squadron

245 Squadron

248 Squadron

25 OTU

25 Squadron

250 Squadron

256 Squadron

26 OTU

263 Squadron

267 Squadron

27 OTU

2738 Squadron

28 Squadron

29 OTU

290 Squadron

299 Squadron

304 FTU

309 Squadron

315 Squadron

36 Squadron

40 Squadron

405 (Vancouver) Squadron RCAF

41 Squadron

420 Squadron

422 Squadron

428 Squadron

43 Squadron

44 Squadron

48 Squadron

49 Squadron

5 OTU

50 Squadron

R.A.F. 50 Squadron reformed at R.A.F. Waddington, Lincolnshire, England on 3rd May 1937. They operated throughout the Second World War as a bomber squadron.

501 Squadron

502 Squadron

On 30th July 1942, Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Z9192 came down in Cornwall and 3 Ulstermen in the A.A.F. with R.A.F. 502 (Ulster) Squadron died as a result.

51 Squadron

514 Squadron

515 Squadron

53 Squadron

56 OTU

57 Squadron

58 OTU

58 Squadron

R.A.F. 58 Squadron flew from Yorkshire, England when they flew one of the first leaflet drop missions of the Second World War on 3rd-4th September 1939.

59 Squadron

6 AACU

6 SFTS

602 Squadron

603 Squadron

61 Squadron

610 Squadron

615 Squadron

617 Squadron

624 Squadron

625 Squadron

640 Squadron

66 Air School

7 FTS

7 OTU

7 Squadron

75 Squadron

76 Squadron

77 Squadron

78 Squadron

83 Squadron

86 Squadron

88 Squadron

9 Squadron

R.A.F. 9 Squadron suffered some of the earliest losses in the Second World War when Flight Sergeant Borley's Wellington went down on 4th September 1939.

90 Squadron

99 Squadron

Auxiliary Air Force

No. 3 School of General Reconnaissance