4 Squadron

In futurum videre ('To see into the future')
Squadron Code(s):
NC, UP (Post-War)
Dates Mosquitos on Squadron Strength:
March 1944 to 31 August 1945, 13 September 1945 to July 1950
Mosquito Variant(s) Flown:
PR.XVI (August 1943 to May 1944)
FB.VI (August 1945 to July 1950)
Main Base(s):
Odiham (August 1943)
Sawbridgeworth (November 1943)
Aston Down (January 1944)
Sawbridgeworth (March 1944)
Gatwick (April 1944)
Volkel (August 1945)
(Squadron disbanded 31st August 1945)
(605 Squadron renumbered 4 Squadron 31st August 1945)
Gilze-Rijen (September 1945)
Gutersloh (November 1945)
Wahn (November 1947)
Celle (September 1949)
Wunstorf (July 1950)
Commanding Officer(s):

S/L R.H.D.Rigall (March 1943)
F/L A.S.Baker (December 1943)
S/L R.J.Hardiman DFC (December 1943)
S/L W.Shepherd (May 1944)
S/L C.D.Haris St John DFC (May 1945)
W/C M.P.C.Corkery (September 1945)
W/C R.L.Jones (May 1946)
S/L B.Everton-Jones (November 1947)
S/L C.P.N.Newman DFC (September 1949)

Aircraft Examples:
HJ756; MM273, 'P'; MM299 'Q'; MM309, 'U'; MM315, 'T'; MM361, 'W'; NT181,'H'; PZ165,'E'; RS265; RS678, 'T'; RS679; SZ967; TA539, 'D'; TA122; VL728, 'F'
4 Squadron crest
Examples of Types of Operations:

Equipped for Photo-Reconnaissnce role during hostilities, equipped for Fighter / Fighter Bomber role post-war

Further Reading:
Mosquito Squadrons of the RAF by Chaz Bowyer


Squadron profile provided by Mark Huxtable.
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