Originally formed at Great Yarmouth from 324, 325 & 326 Flights on 20 Aug 1918. After wartime service as a flying boat unit and a short post-war period in Maritime Reconnaisance until 6 Mar 1959, it was reformed on 1 Sep 1959 at RAF Leconfield from 275 Squadron. A Sycamore Flight it had inherited was passed to 118 Squadron and all Sycamores had departed by Jun 1960. Its Whirlwind HAR.2s and HAR.4s were joined on re-formation by fixed wing Ansons for 6 months. In Dec 1962 the original Whirlwinds were replaced by the more capable Whirlwind HAR.10. On 1 Sep 1964, the unit was renumbered 202 Squadron.
|1959/63||Norwich / Horsham St. Faith||EGSH|
List of aircraft
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|wa 25||har.4||1954|| XD182 : ~1964 probably HAR.10 type asg 228 Sq pictured (pic2) at sea in mid-r+ |
|wa 27||har.4||1954|| XD184 : 228 Sq by 1962 |
|wa 29||har.4||1954|| XD186 : RAF f/f Aug 1954, d/d Nov 1954 to 155 Sq; crashed 11 Sep 1958 and for repa+ |
|13269||Sycamore 4||1955|| XG509 : HR.14 built at Filton, del RAF Jul 1955;
275 Sq; 228 Sq from Sep 1959 |
|13242||Sycamore 4||1956|| XJ380 : dd RAF as HR.14 on 22 Oct 1956;275 Sq; 228 Sq; CFS; Catterick Fire School + ||- XJ380 : private owner in Drighlington, S. Yorks by 1988 until 1991 |
XJ380 : to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Jun 2007. Restoration began Jan 2008.
|wa 44||har.4||1954|| XJ428 : HAR.10 228 Sq; 10 Sep 1963 crash landed following power loss, 2m S of Bri+ |
|wa 95||har.2||1955|| XJ724 : 228Sq by Sep 1963 |
|wa107||har.4||1956|| XJ761 : w/o 27 Jul 1960, engine lost power, ditched and sank off Great Yarmouth, w+ |
|wa149||har.2||1956|| XL110 : HAR.2 217 Sq; 228 Sq |