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103 Squadron Post War.

After disbandment in Dec 1945 103 Squadron was reformed at RAF Gutersloh on the 30 November 1954 as a Canberra  unit within No 551 Wing, but was disbanded again on 1 August 1956.  

103 Squadron reformed in Aug 1959 with the Sycamore HR.14 from 284 Squadron at RAF Nicosia, where it provided air mobility to the security forces on Cyprus. On 31 Jul 1963 it was split into 1563 Flight (remaining at Nicosia) and 1564 Flight (departed to El Adem) and disbanded.

The very next day, the 103 Squadron number plate was in use again when it reformed from the Whirlwind HAR.10 of B Flight, 110 Squadron at RAF Seletar in Singapore. It maintained detachments at Kuching, Labuan and Kai Tak until it moved to RAF Changi (WSSS) in Mar 1969.

Its final move to RAF Tengah (WSAT) in Sep 1971 was followed by the arrival of the Wessex HC.2 in Nov 1972 and its last Whirlwind departed during Dec. It was disbanded finally on 1 Aug 1975.

Contact with former 103 Sqn personnel from the post war era plus items and photos for use on the site is welcomed .

 For either of the above contact David W Fell.

There is a small 103 Squadron Post War Gallery here or click book cover below. I will add pics to this in due course.

103 Squadron - Post War Photo Gallery

 

I have also produced an RAF Tengah Photo Gallery here. Click book cover below. The photos featured are from 1945/46 and 1975 which make a nice contrast.

Tengal Album Cover

Short article about the Development and Role of the Support Helicopter here

Excellent article about 103 Squadron during the Sixties - Confrontation - Tim Nicoll

Paul Smith 103 Squadron photo page

Item written by David Fell

Landing on Triumph

 

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Latest additions to this site

1st June 2024 - RAF Bombsights

1st June 2024 - Armstrong NH Profile

1st June 2024 - Marsden JTA Profile

1st June 2024 - Flak Scrapbook

1st May 2024 - Fairey Battle Photo Gallery

1st May 2024 - Barratt Profile

1st May 2024 - Remy and Crew Profile

1st May 2024 - Breen Profile

* 1st April 2024 - 80 Wing

1st April 2024 - Shields Profile

1st April 2024 - Anderson Profile

1st April 2024 - Cavanagh Profile

* 1st March 2024 - Advanced Air Striking Force

1st March 2024 - Riches Profile

* 1st February 2024 - Kilvington Profile

1st February 2024 - Garton Profile

1st February 2024 - Holland Profile

* 1st January 2024 - Pamplin Profile

1st January 2024 - Milan - 24/25 October 1942

* 1st December 2023 - Photos of F/L Jacob t'Hart DFC and bar

1st December 2023 - Bremen – 2/3rd July 1942

1st December 2023 - Skinner Profile

* 1st November 2023 - Memoirs of F/L Jacob t'Hart DFC and bar

1st November 2023 - Mine laying Biarritz / Biscay coast - 21 November 1942

1st November 2023 - Billie - Lancaster - W4364 - 103 Squadron

1st November 2023 - Curtin Twins Profile

*1st October 2023 - Dusseldorf - 1 August 1942

1st October 2023 - RAF Usworth Photo Album - 103 Squadron Era 1937/38

1st October 2023 - Mills Profile

*1st September 2023 - Tilley Profile

1st September 2023 - Ostend docks and barges - 22 December 1940

* 1st August 2023 - Defensive Armament - 103 Squadron and 576 Squadron

1st August 2023 - Chesterton Profile

1st August 2023 - Targets in Holland - 21/22 July 1940

1st August 2023 - Numerous additions and updates throughout the site

*1st July 2023 - Armed Reconnaissance/Leaflet Raid – Koblenz area – 20/21 March 1940

1st July 2023 - Air Dropped Weapons Article

1st July 2023 - Knott Profile

Also of local RAF Bomber Command interest are the

166 Squadron website

and the

550 Squadron and North Killingholme website.