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No. 95 Squadron RAF
Official Squadron Badge of 95 Squadron RAF
Active (RFC) 8 October 1917 - 4 July 1918
(RAF) 16 January 1941 - 30 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Coastal Command
Motto(s) Trans mare exivi - 'I went out over the sea.'
Aircraft Short Sunderland
Battle honoursWorld War II
• Africa
• Atlantic
• Mediterranean
Squadron Badge heraldry On a mount in waves of the sea in front of a palm tree, a crowned crane displayed.
Squadron Codes PX allocated April 1939 - September 1939
SE January 1941 - August 1942

No. 95 Squadron was a squadron of the RFC and RAF.


First world war

The squadron was formed as part of the Royal Flying Corps on 8 October 1917 at RAF Ternhill, Shropshire out of No. 43 Training Squadron using a variety of aircraft. On 30 October 1917 the squadron moved to RAF Shotwick near Chester. The squadron was intended to move to France in April 1918 using the Sopwith Camel, the intended aircraft were later changed to Sopwith Dolphins but with delays it remained at Shotwick in the training role. Other attempts were made to get aircraft and prepare for a move to France but the squadron was disbanded on 4 July 1918 without ever getting its own aircraft.

Second World War

The squadron was re-formed at Pembroke Dock on 16 January 1941 from part of 210 Squadron, initially with three Short Sunderland flying boats.

  • Moved to Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 17 March 1941
  • Moved to Gambia in March 1943, with detachments from Sierra Leone, Dakar and Liberia
  • Disbanded on 30 June 1945


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