No. 1943 - Began offensive night intruder operations defending RAF heavy bombers. It is tasked with providing technical and tactical training of all engineers and pilots for the Typhoon aircraft. 1987 - Became the first operational squadron to be equipped with the Tornado F3. 29 Squadron RAF. The squadron retained the Blenheims for the first year of the war, flying shipping patrols during the phoney war period. 1943 - Began offensive night intruder operations defending RAF heavy bombers. Welcome to the Virtual Royal Air Force's (vRAF) website. 29 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was first raised as a unit of the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, and is one of the world's oldest fighter squadrons. vRAF simulates the Royal Air Force's daily activities and operates on the VATSIM network, primarily within the VATSIM UK Division. The second British squadron to receive the Eurofighter Typhoon, it is currently the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) for the RAF's newest fighter. Pilot Roster. During the Second World War the Squadron flew Blenheims, operating as day fighters on convoy protection patrols. A growing collection of embroidered and printed kit for No. Using Internet Explorer 8? No.29 Squadron spent most of the Second World War operating as a night fighter squadron, taking part in some of the earliest experiments with airborne radar before converting to the Beaufighter and then the Mosquito. 4 April-10 May 1940: Drem Brief history of 29 Squadron from the official RAF website. 8 July 1940-27 April 1941: Wellingore It was also during this period that the experiments with airborne radar began. 29 Squadron RAF. - Cookies. May 1943-April 1944: de Havilland Mosquito XII Jan 1925 - Mar 1928. 1915 - Formed at Gosport and travelled to France as a fighter squadron.  Delicious  Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. 29 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was first raised as a unit of the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, and is one of the world's oldest fighter squadrons. 192 - RAF Watton (These aircraft were actually striped of all gunners and turrets and equipped with Electronic I ntelligence equipment, nicknamed "The Spooks") By 1952 however with the Canberra jet bomber well in service the RAF began retiring the Washington and returning them to the US. Honours marked with an asterisk* are emblazoned on the Squadron Standard, Please contact the home station Media Communications team for more information or to contact the Squadron, © 2020 Royal Air Force. In June 2005 the Squadron officially moved to its home base at RAF Coningsby and by July it was teaching new pilots for 17(R) Squadron on a formal course. Aircraft - Locations - Group and Duty - Books. August-December 1940: Hawker Hurricane I In March 1935, nearly twenty years after it was first rai… Air to air image of a Royal Air Force Phantom of 29 Squadron (now disbanded) RAF 17 and 29 Squadron 'Typhoons'. No. 13: 29: Drem: East Lothian: 04/04/40: 11: 29: Debden There may be some pointers in there to help you find what you need. No 29 Squadron Formed on the same day as No 28, 7 November 1915 and at the same place, Gosport, although unlike its contemporary, it was soon on its way to France, arriving in March 1916. No. Just better. This unit was first raised as a reserve squadron, initially equipped with the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c, in November 1915.In early 1916 however No. 1945 - Converted from bombers to become a Transport Command Squadron. 29 Squadron flew from during WW2. 13 May-3 September 1943: Bradwell Bay No.295 Squadron had flown 106 sorties for the operations 'MARKET' and had 7 men killed and 3 aircraft lost. 1917 - Formed at Yatesbury as a bomber Squadron. 1970 - Moved to RAF Brize Norton.  Facebook   Quite the same Wikipedia. 29 Squadron flew from during WW2. 1956 - Dropped Paratroops during the Suez Crisis. 29.08.1940: 44 Squadron RAF (DFC) [Hampden P4372 lost on operation against Gelsenkirchen; captured] 08.1940-05.1945? Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 ZJ808 of 29 (R) Squadron, Royal Air Force, being operated by 3 Sqd at its home base at Coningsby, 1st September 2010. Bucking the trend of recent squadron disbandments, 29(R) Squadron officially ‘stood up’ for operational service on 4 November 2005. 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