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No. 253 Squadron RAF (Hyderabad)

 

Below is some genealogy information on the No. 253 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (Hyderabad) that may help searches for military ancestors.

Theatres of War, Army Regiments, Naval Detachments, RAF

World War One

Description: No. 253 squadron was formed in 1918 on the Isle of Wight. It was disbanded in 1919.

World War Two

Description: The number 253 (Hyderabad) squadron was reformed in 1939 in Kent. It disbanded but reformed in 1940. It was comprised of Hawker Hurricane aircraft, and took part in the Battle of Britain. With the German plan to invade Britain, the only thing that stood in their way was the Royal Air Force. During the middle of 1940 just a few hundred pilots managed to hold off the Luftwaffe and allow Britain and her allies to go on the offensive. In 1942 it relocated to Algeria. It was disbanded in Italy in 1947.

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