Under Article XV of the Empire Air
Training Scheme, participating Commonwealth Nations
raised squadrons for service within the RAF during WWII.
These squadrons were intended to be crewed by nationals
from the participating nations and equipped by the RAF,
but in practice, they tended to be staffed by crews from
across the Commonwealth. (See RNZAF information
formed 17 Article XV squadrons, out of a total of 79 RAAF
squadrons, during World War II. While 18 squadrons had
been originally planned for service with the RAF, No. 465
Squadron was never formed.
When some Article XV
squadrons and RAF units were transferred to RAAF
operational control, from 1943 onwards, they retained
their original numbers.
All the Australian Article
XV squadrons were disbanded after the end of the war, but
since 2005 four of the squadrons have been re-formed by
re-designating RAAF intelligence and air traffic control
RAAF Article XV Squadrons
under RAF control during WWII
The RAAF Article XV
squadrons were (links to our squadron photo albums):
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