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No. 271 Squadron RAF

No. 271 Squadron RAF

No. 271 Squadron was formed in 1940 as a transport squadron, and served in that role until when it became an airborne forces squadron, taking part in the D-Day landings, the battle of Arnhem and the crossing of the Rhine. The squadron was formed at Doncaster on 1 May 1940.
271 SQUADRON - Transport, Handley Page Harrow; Bristol Bombay and On 1 May No Flight at Doncaster was redesignated.
Squadron History details from the Aviation Directory - No. 271 Sqn RAF. No. 271 Squadron RAF World War II Movies