united kingdom 1439 (Communications Support) Flight

Royal Air Force


1439 Flt :

1942 to 1957    





Formed in North Africa with Blenheims for strategic reconnaisance by Jun 1942.

Reformed in May 1957 at RAF Hemswell as a mixed unit with Varsity and Whirlwind. After supporting the first British nuclear Grapple tests in Australia, disbanded at Hemswell in Nov 1957.

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YearsLocationICAO/FAA



Models

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YearsModels
1957 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.4



List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for 1439 Flt
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 21 har.4 1954 XD164 : 1439 Flt by May 1975 until c Nov 1957





Operations


DatesOperation
may-57nov-57AU Operation Grapple



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