there were 100,000 RAF (royal air force) pilots in the World War II and 90,000 died in the war
The 178 Squadron was based in the RAF. It was based in Egypt, Libya and Italy during the First World War. This squadron was involved in the operations that supported the Polish Home Army in Warsaw in 1944.
World War II- RAF ( British) beware. a very sordid plot- and a Custer Brigade of the Air type of ending!
Number 617 Squadron RAF became commonly known as the Dambusters. This is due to their actions during Operation Chastise against German dams during World War II.
The number of aircraft assigned to a squadron varies depending on the type of squadron and the nationality. For World War Two, most of the time: United States: Army Air Force-Fighter Squadron is 25+ Army Air Force-Bomber Squadron is 12 to 16 Navy Fighter Squdron is 16 to 32 Navy Dive Bomber, Torpedo Bomber or Scout Bomber Squadron is 12 to 18 Japan: Army Fighter or Bomber Squadron (Chutai) is 9 to 12 Navy Fighter or Bomber Squadron (Chutai) is 6 to 12 Great Britain: RAF Fighter Squadron is 12 RAF Bomber Squadron is 6 to 12 France 1939-1940: Army Fighter or Bomber Squadron (Escadrille) is 9 Germany: Luftwaffe Fighter Squadron (Staffel) is 12 Luftwaffe Bomber Squadron (Staffel) is 9
1942. I do not know of any actions in December of 1941 post Pearl Harbor. Some Americans had been in the war though, they flew for the RAF for example in the Eagle Squadron.
RAF Coastal Command during World War II was created in 1936.
RAF. There were and are all sorts of squadrons, commands, etc. an interesting angle of RAF usage is they do not use ordinal numbers- unlike the US Army and AF - hence you have Squadron 74, the Tigers rather than the 74th squadron. Us usage we have ordinal numbers- 94Th Tactical pursuit wing ( which uses the hat in the ring logo of the World War I predecessor- commanded by Rickenbacker and used also on his short-lived automobile production- circa l926.
The RAF did not exist in the period of l9l2. it evolved out of the Royal Flying Corps- a branch of the Army in World War I. I believe the designation RAF but not their distinctive job-related ranks titles- ( such as Squadron Leader) first came into use in l9l6. The RN ( Royal Navy) has its own Fleet Air Arm, though the Coastal Command in World War II, which had seaplanes, was RAF not RN in personnel. Does that answer your question. Balloons were not used in l8kl2 by the miitary though they did exist.
Go to www.google.com and search "36th Cavalry Squadron during World War 2"
The RAF is the abbreviation for the Royal Air Force, of the UK. The RAF played a key role in the Battle of Britain.