“Tradition does not die in the ashes but is carried forward in the flames”

Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation

 Patron:  HRH  The  Duke  of  Gloucester

Squadron

Operating Airfield(s)

Aircraft Flown

Aircraft Destroyed

Aces

Commanding Officer(s)

501

Croydon

Kenley

Hurricane

99.5


Sqn Ldr HAV Hogan

504

Hendon

Hurricane

12


Sqn Ldr J Sample DFC

600

Northolt

Manston

Hornchurch

Redhill

Beaufighter

0


Sqn Ldr DdeB Clarke

Sqn Ldr B Maxwell DSO

601

Tangmere

Debden


Hurricane

57


Sqn Ldr M Aitken DFC

Sqn Ldr WFC Hobson

Sqn Ldr EF Ward

Sqn Ldr AP Hope

602

Westhampnett

Spitfire

65


Sqn Ldr AVR Johnstone DFC

603

Hornchurch

Spitfire

71


Sqn Ldr EH Stevens

Sqn Ldr GL Denholm DFC

604

Northolt

Blenheim

1


Sqn Ldr MF Anderson

605

Croydon

Hurricane

53


Sqn Ldr W Churchill DSO DFC

Sqn Ldr AA McKellar DSO DFC & Bar

607

Tangmere

Hurricane

84


Sqn Ldr JA Vick

Sqn Ldr AW Vincent

609

Northolt

Spitfire

84


Sqn Ldr MT Avent

610

Biggin Hill

Spitfire

51


Sqn Ldr J Ellis DFC

611






615

Kenley

Northolt

Hurricane

33


Sqn Ldr JR Kayall DSO DFC

Sqn Ldr Holmwood

616

Kenley

Spitfire

24


Sqn Ldr M Robinson

Sqn Ldr HF Burton



Totals

634

15


AUXILIARY AIR FORCE SQUADRONS in the BATTLE of BRITAIN

Group

Sqn

Aircraft

Aircraft Code

Principal Operating Airfields (A)

Principal Operating Airfields (B)

11

501

Hurricane

SD

Croydon  Kenley

Middle Wallop Gravesend Kenley

11

504

Hurricane

HX

Hendon

Catterick Hendon  Filton

11

600

Beaufighter? Blenheim?

ZO

Northolt Manston Hornchurch Redhill

Manston Hornchurch Redhill Catterick

11

601

Hurricane

UF

Tangmere Debden

Tangmere Debden Tangmere Exeter

11

602

Spitfire

LO

Westhampnett

Drem Westhampnett

11

603

Spitfire

XT

Hornchurch

Turnhouse Hornchurch

11

604

Blenheim

NG

Northolt

Gravesend Middle Wallop Hornchurch

11

605

Hurricane

UP

Croydon

Drem  Croydon

11

607

Hurricane

HF

Biggin Hill

Usworth Tangmere Turnhouse

11

609

Spitfire

PR

Kenley

Middle Wallop Warmwell

11

610

Spitfire

DW

Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill Acklington

11

615

Hurricane

KW

Kenley  Northolt

Kenley Prestwick Northolt

11

616

Spitfire

YQ

Kenley

Leconfield Kenley Coltishall

12

611


FY


Somewhere? Digby