|No. 290 Squadron RAF|
|Active||1 December 1943 – 27 October 1945|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Squadron Code||X6 (December 1943 – October 1945)|
Formation in World War II
The squadron formed at Newtownards on 1 December 1941 and was equipped with Hurricanes, Oxfords and Martinets to provide practice for the anti-aircraft defences in Northern Ireland by towing targets and conducting simulated attacks. The squadron moved to West Freugh, Scotland and then to Knocke le Zout, Belgium where it disbanded on 27 October 1945.
|Dec 1943||Jan 1945||Hawker Hurricane||IIC|
|Dec 1943||Oct 1945||Airspeed Oxford|
|Dec 1943||Oct 1945||Miles Martinet|
|Dec 1944||Oct 1945||Supermarine Spitfire||VB|
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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