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No. 1586 Flight RAF
NO. 1586 (POLISH SPECIAL DUTIES) FLIGHT was first formed at RAF Derna , in Libya
Libya
on 4 November 1943, equipped with Handley Page Halifax
Handley Page Halifax
II special duties aircraft. The flight was disbanded on 7 November 1944 at RAF Brindisi to resume operations as No. 301 Squadron RAF . The origin of 1586 flight was the remnants of 301 (Polish) Squadron after disbandment by the Polish HQ due to lack of staff and trained crews. Remaining crews and aircraft formed C Flight of 138 Squadron , which was temporarily renamed as 301 Squadron Special
Special
Duties Flight RAF, before becoming 1586 Flight. Missions flown by the flight included partisan supply drops and agent insertion. REFERENCES * ^ A B C D E F Lake, Alan (1999). Flying units of the RAF : the ancestry, formation and disbandment of all flying units from 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. pp. . ISBN 1-84037-086-6
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RAF Derna
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION DERNA or more simply RAF DERNA is a former Royal Air Force station located near Derna , Libya . HISTORYBetween April and September 1943, No. 148 Squadron RAF was based there. On 4 November 1943 No. 1586 Flight RAF was formed at RAF Derna. REFERENCES * ^ "Military History Encyclopedia on the Web". Retrieved 27 April 2013. This RAF article is a stub
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Handley Page Halifax II
The HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX was a British Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War . It was developed by Handley Page to the same specification as the contemporary of the Avro Lancaster
Avro Lancaster
, and the Short Stirling
Short Stirling
, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers. The Halifax has its origins in the twin-engine HP56 proposal of the late 1930s, which had been produced in response to the British Air Ministry 's Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use"
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Consolidated Liberator III
The CONSOLIDATED B-24 LIBERATOR is an American heavy bomber , designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California . It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial models were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category. At its inception, the B-24 was a modern design featuring a highly efficient shoulder-mounted, high aspect ratio Davis wing . The wing gave the Liberator a high cruise speed, long range and the ability to carry a heavy bomb load. Early RAF Liberators were the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean as a matter of routine. However, the type was difficult to fly and had poor low speed performance. It also had a lower ceiling and was less robust than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress . While aircrews tended to prefer the B-17, General Staff favored the B-24, and procured it for a wide variety of roles. The B-24 was used extensively in World War II
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Consolidated Liberator IV
The CONSOLIDATED B-24 LIBERATOR is an American heavy bomber , designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California . It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial models were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category. At its inception, the B-24 was a modern design featuring a highly efficient shoulder-mounted, high aspect ratio Davis wing . The wing gave the Liberator a high cruise speed, long range and the ability to carry a heavy bomb load. Early RAF Liberators were the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean as a matter of routine. However, the type was difficult to fly and had poor low speed performance. It also had a lower ceiling and was less robust than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress . While aircrews tended to prefer the B-17, General Staff favored the B-24, and procured it for a wide variety of roles. The B-24 was used extensively in World War II
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Hawker Hurricane IID
The HAWKER HURRICANE is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire , the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain , accounting for 60 percent of the RAF air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War . The Hurricane originated from discussions during the early 1930s between RAF officials and British aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm on the topic of a proposed monoplane derivative of the Hawker Fury biplane
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Libya
LIBYA ( Arabic
Arabic
: ليبيا‎‎ _Lībiyā_) is a country in the Maghreb
Maghreb
region of North Africa
North Africa
, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt
Egypt
to the east, Sudan
Sudan
to the southeast, Chad
Chad
and Niger to the south and Algeria
Algeria
and Tunisia
Tunisia
to the west. The country is made of three historical regions, Tripolitania , Fezzan and Cyrenaica . With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya
Libya
is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world
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Handley Page Halifax
The HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX was a British Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War . It was developed by Handley Page
Handley Page
to the same specification as the contemporary of the Avro Lancaster
Avro Lancaster
, and the Short Stirling , all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers. The Halifax has its origins in the twin-engine HP56 proposal of the late 1930s, which had been produced in response to the British Air Ministry 's Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use"
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No. 301 Squadron RAF
NO. 301 POLISH BOMBER SQUADRON "Land of Pomerania " (Polish : 301 Dywizjon Bombowy "Ziemi Pomorskiej") was a Polish World War II bomber unit. It fought alongside the Royal Air Force and operated from airbases in the United Kingdom and Italy . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 No. 301 Squadron (Bomber Command) * 1.2 C Flight No. 138 Squadron / No. 1586 Flight * 1.3 No. 301 Squadron (special duties / Transport Command) * 2 Patch * 3 Aircraft operated * 4 See also * 5 Notes and references * 6 External links HISTORYNO. 301 SQUADRON (BOMBER COMMAND)Already before the outbreak of World War II , the Polish government had signed an agreement with the Royal Air Force . According to the appendix to the Polish-British Alliance , should war with Germany break out, two Polish bomber squadrons were to be created on British soil, with additional two being created en cadre
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No. 138 Squadron RAF
NO. 138 SQUADRON RAF was a squadron of the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
that served in a variety of roles during its career, last disbanded in 1962. It was the first 'V-bomber' squadron of the RAF, flying the Vickers Valiant
Vickers Valiant
between 1955 and 1962. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Formation in World War I as fighter squadron * 1.2 Special
Special
Duties in World War II
World War II
* 1.3 V-Bomber squadron post-war * 2 Aircraft operated * 3 See also * 4 References * 4.1 Notes * 4.2 Bibliography * 5 External links HISTORYFORMATION IN WORLD WAR I AS FIGHTER SQUADRON No. 138 Squadron RAF
No. 138 Squadron RAF
was originally to be formed as a fighter unit on 1 May 1918, but formation was suspended until officially formed on 30 September 1918 as a fighter-reconnaissance squadron at Chingford , and was disbanded there on 1 February 1919
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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Royal Air Force
The ROYAL AIR FORCE (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force . Formed towards the end of the First World War
First World War
on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following victory over the Central Powers
Central Powers
in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history , in particular, playing a large part in the Second World War
Second World War
where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain

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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media


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List Of Royal Air Force Commands
This is a LIST OF ROYAL AIR FORCE COMMANDS, both past and present. Although the concept of a command dates back to the foundation of the Royal Air Force, the term command (as the name of a formation) was first used in purely RAF-context in 1936 when Bomber Command, Fighter Command, Coastal Command and Training Command were formed. Since that time the RAF has made considerable use of the term. Until early 2007, the RAF had two commands, Strike Command and Personnel and Training Command, which were co-located at RAF High Wycombe. On 1 April 2007, the two were merged to form Air Command. COMMAND YEARS ACTIVE NOTES Aden Command 1928–1961 Air Command 2007–present Air Command Far East 1946–1949 Air Support Command 1967–1972 Army Cooperation Command 1940–1943 Balloon Command 1938–1945 Bomber Command 1936–1968 Coastal Command 1936–1969 Eastern Air Command Formed on the basis of No
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List Of Royal Air Force Groups
This is a LIST OF ROYAL AIR FORCE GROUPS . The group is a formation just below command level. There are currently only five groups in operation: No. 1 Group , No. 2 Group , No. 22 Group , No. 38 Group and No. 83 Group . GROUP DATES ACTIVE NOTES NO. 1 GROUP RAF 1918–1926 1927–1939 1940–present Originally formed on 1 April 1918, it was renumbered No. 21 Group on 12 April 1926. Reformed on 25 August 1927 by renaming the Air Defence Group, but disbanded on 22 December 1939. Reformed on 22 June 1940 in Bomber Command , post-war it operated the Thor ballistic missile . From 1968 it operated bomber and strike aircraft of Strike Command . Since January 2000 it has been responsible for UK air defence operations. NO. 2 GROUP RAF 1918-1920 1936–1947 1948–1958 1993–1996 2000–present Formed as No. 2 (Training) Group on 1 April 1918, it was disbanded on 31 March 1920. Reformed as No. 2 (Bombing) Group, Bomber Command on 20 March 1936
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