|No. 135 Squadron RAF|
1 April 1918 – 4 July 1918|
15 August 1941 – 10 June 1945
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Motto(s)||Latin: Pennas ubique monstramus ‘We show our wings everywhere’|
|Squadron Badge||A peacock.|
|Squadron Codes||WK (Aug 1941 - June 1945)|
Formation and World War I
No. 135 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 1 March 1918 at RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire in the training role. It was intended to train on the De Havilland DH.9 from September 1918 and to move to France in October 1918 but in a major re-organisation of squadrons after the Royal Air Force was formed the squadron disbanded on 4 July 1918 without becoming operational.
Reformation in World War II
The squadron reformed in August 1941 as a fighter unit equipped with Hawker Hurricanes and was stationed at RAF Baginton but moved to RAF Honiley in September 1941. It was then moved to Calcutta, India and Rangoon, Burma. The squadron converted to the Republic Thunderbolt I until its disbandment upon renumbering to 615 Squadron in June 1945.
|Aug 1941||Nov 1941||Hawker Hurricane||IIA|
|Nov 1941||Nov 1941||Hawker Hurricane||IIC|
|Feb 1942||Oct 1943||Hawker Hurricane||IIB|
|Oct 1943||Sep 1944||Hawker Hurricane||IIC|
|May 1944||Jun 1945||Republic Thunderbolt||I|
- Jefford 1988, p. 60
- Jefford 1988, pp. 108-109
- Jefford, C.G. (1988). RAF Squadrons. Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 85310 053 6.
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