No. 276 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as an air-sea rescue unit in World War II.
Formation in World War II
The squadron formed at RAF Harrowbeer, Devon on 21 October 1941 equipped with the Lysander and Walrus. Hurricanes, Defiants, Spitfires and Ansons were then supplied, the fighter aircraft being used for spotting downed aircrew at sea.
Warwicks which could drop lifeboats were operated from April 1944 until they were transferred to No. 277 Squadron RAF. A detachment and then the whole squadron relocated to Querqueville, France, and then Belgium following the Normandy landings. The squadron then moved to Kjevik, Norway, on 23 August 1945 and it returned to RAF Dunsfold on 10 November 1945 where it disbanded on 14 November 1945.