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No. 188 Squadron RAF

No. 188 Squadron RAF
Active 20 Dec 1917 –1 March 1919
Country 23x15px United Kingdom
Branch 23px Royal Air Force
Motto None
Insignia
Squadron Badge None
Squadron Code XD (Apr 1939 - Sep 1939)

No. 188 Squadron RAF was a Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Squadron that was a night training unit towards the end of World War I.

History

Formation in World War I

The squadron formed at Throwley Aerodrome on 20 December 1917 to train night-fighter pilots and was equipped with Avro 504s. It also trained pilots to fly the Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Pup at night. It disbanded on 1 March 1919 and never reformed in later years, however a squadron code was allocated to it in 1939.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 188 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Dec 1917 Mar 1919 Avro 504 K
Jun 1918 Mar 1919 Sopwith Camel
Jun 1918 Mar 1919 Sopwith Pup
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References

  1. C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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