No. 2909 Squadron RAF Regiment
The 2909 Squadron of the RAF Regiment saw action in Greece taking part in an invasion of the island of Kos from 15 September 1943 during the first time the RAF Regiment units deployed for action by air. The squadron deployed together with the 2901 Squadron, both armed with 33 Hispano-Suiza HS.404 antiaircraft guns in support of the 1 battalion Durham Light Infantry.
References and notes
- ^ p.30, Panagiotis
- Gartzonikas, Panagiotis, Lieut. Col., Hellenic Army, Amphibious and Special Operations in the Aegean Sea 1943-1945. Operational Effectiveness and Strategic Implications, (thesis), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2003
- Kingsley M Oliver, Through Adversity: : History of the Royal Air Force Regiment, Forces & Corporate Publishing Ltd., 1997 ISBN 0952959704
- http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/rafhistorytimeline1943.cfm RAF Timeline 1943
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
List of RAF Regiment squadrons — This is a List of RAF Regiment squadrons. The Royal Air Force Regiment is the ground fighting force of the Royal Air Force and is charged mainly with protecting military airfields, amongst other duties. First formed in 1942 to protect the… … Wikipedia