|No. 180 Squadron RAF
||11 Sept 1942 -31 Mar 1946
|| United Kingdom
|| Royal Air Force
||Latin: Suaviter in modo fortier in re (Agreeable in manner, forcible in act)
||Two arrows behind a velvet glove.
||EV (September 1942 – March 1946)
No. 180 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a medium bomber unit in World War II.
Formation in World War II
The Squadron was equipped with Mitchells at RAF West Raynham. It then flew its first raid from RAF Foulsham and suffered heavy losses including the aircraft of the squadron commander. After supporting the breakout from the Normandy beachhead in June 1944, the squadron re-located to Melsbroek, Belgium. It supported the allied advance across Europe and from April 1945 it operated from Achmer, Germany.
The Mitchell aircraft were replaced with Mosquitos in September 1945 and the squadron moved to Wahn. It was disbanded upon re-numbering as No. 69 Squadron RAF on 31 March 1946.
- ↑ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>