No. 147 Squadron RAF
|No. 147 Squadron RAF|
|Active||17 October 1941 – 15 February 1943
15 September 1944 – 15 September 1946
1 February 1953 – 15 September 1958
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Motto||Latin: Assidue portamus
("We carry with regularity")
|Squadron Badge||A shuttle in front of a staff|
|Squadron Codes||RT (Apr 1939 - Sep 1939)|
Formation and World War II
Plans for formation of the squadron in World War I never came to fruition. It was formed on 17 October 1941 and deployed to Egypt as a bomber unit but was attached to other units due to a lack of aircraft and disbanded on 15 February 1943.
On 5 September 1944 it formed as a Transport Command unit equipped with Douglas Dakotas. Avro Ansons were added and operated until the squadron disbanded on 13 September 1946. It reformed on 1 February 1953 as an overseas ferry unit moving aircraft such a Sabres and Hunters before final disbandment upon merger with No. 167 Squadron RAF on 15 September 1958.
Became the Ferry Squadron.
|Oct 1941||Sep 1942||Douglas Dakota|
|Mar 1942||May 1942||Avro Anson||XII|
|Mar 1942||May 1942||Avro Anson||C.19|