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Encyclopedia > No. 330 Squadron RAF
330 Squadron (under RAF control)
Active 25 April 1941 - 1945
Role Atlantic patrols
Garrison/HQ none at present
Equipment Northrop
Catalina
Sunderland
Motto Trygg havet
(Norwegian: "Make the ocean safe")
Insignia
Identification
symbol
In front of a sun in splendour, a Viking's ship in full sail

The No. 330 Squadron RAF was established as the first Norwegian exile air unit established as part of the RAF. It was made up of Northrop torpedo bomber sea planes and established on 25 April 1941 from Norwegian naval personnel. The Squadron operated from Reykjavík on Iceland and was also part of the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service until that unit was fused with the Norwegian Army Air Service to become the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 1944. Northrop N-3PB The Northrop N-3PB is a sleek single engine low wing float plane with a crew of three. ... PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s. ... The S.25 Sunderland was a flying boat patrol bomber developed for the Royal Air Force by Short Brothers, first flown on 16 October 1937. ... Northrop N-3PB The Northrop N-3PB is a sleek single engine low wing float plane with a crew of three. ... For the town in Canada see Reykjavik, Manitoba Location in Iceland Coordinates: Constituency Reykjavík North Reykjavík South Area    - City 274. ... A Northrop N3P-B, 22 GS-F, of No. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Air Force (or RNoAF) is the youngest branch of the Norwegian armed forces. ...


The squadrons mission was to guard the North Atlantic Ocean and protect convois from the USA to Great Britain or Murmansk from attacks by German submarines and surface ships. For other uses, see Atlantic (disambiguation) The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... Murmansk, Archangelsk, Dikson, Tiksi, on the Arctic Ocean Murmansk coin Murmansk (Russian: ) is a city in the extreme northwest of Russia (north of the Arctic circle) with a seaport on the Kola Gulf, 12 km from the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, not far from...


The squadron got their first Catalinas in June 1941 and a detachment was based at Akureyri from July 1941. On 28 January 1943 the squadron relocated to Oban where it began to re-equip with Sunderlands. Nickname: Höfuðstaður Norðurlands (Capital of North Iceland) Location in Iceland Coordinates: Constituency Northeast Area    - City 125 km²  (48. ... View of Oban from Druim Mor. ...


The second maritime squadron was the 333 squadron established in 1943 in Woodhaven, Scotland equipped with Catalina sea planes and Mosquito fighter-bombers. Woodhaven is the name of some places in the United States of America: Woodhaven, Michigan Woodhaven is also a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1. ... PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery H-4 Hercules flying boat A seaplane is an aircraft designed to take off and land (correctly, though less commonly, alight) upon water. ... The de Havilland Mosquito (The Wooden Wonder a. ... A ground attack aircraft is an aircraft that is designed to operate very close to the ground, supporting infantry and tanks directly in battle. ...


Both planes and running costs were financed by the exiled Norwegian government.


At the end of the war the squadron was disbanded as an RAF unit, and passed to the control of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Air Force (or RNoAF) is the youngest branch of the Norwegian armed forces. ...


In honour of the achievements of the RNoAF Squadrons of the WWII The Royal Nowegian Air Force has maintained the RAF squadron names. Thus Norway still has the squadrons 330th and 333rd, now flying Sea King and Orion. The Westland Sea King is a license-built version of the Sikorsky helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. ... The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft of the United States military used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. ...


Today the squadron has units based at Bodø Main Air Station, Ørland Main Air Station, Rygge Air Station and Sola Air Station. The Bodø Main Air Station, situated near Bodø, Norway, is the biggest air station in Norway operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. ... Ørland Main Air Station is situated at the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord in the municipality of Ørland, in the center of Norway. ... Rygge Air Station (IATA: SVG, ICAO: ENZV) (Norwegian: Rygge flystasjon) is located in the municipalities of Rygge and RÃ¥de in Østfold, Norway. ... Sola Air Station is the militarized area of Stavanger Airport, Sola, Norway. ...

330 Squadron
Active 25 April 1941
Full control passed to RNoAF on 21 November 1945. Still active
Role Search and rescue
Garrison/HQ Command based at Sola Air Station
Equipment Sea King
Motto Trygg havet
(Norwegian: "Make the ocean safe")
Insignia
Identification
symbol
In front of a sun in splendour, a Viking's ship in full sail

Sola Air Station is the militarized area of Stavanger Airport, Sola, Norway. ... The Westland Sea King is a license-built version of the Sikorsky helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. ...

See also

This is a list of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons. ...

External links

  • RAf official website Squadron history

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Luftforsvaret SIG (2501 words)
The squadron never exceeded four Catalinas in strength, and the aircraft used the registration letters A, B, C and D. At some time between late 1943 and early 1944 the number 3 was added to the single letter, before the squadron code KK was dedicated to No. 333 Squadron.
330 squadron was the first of the Norwegian squadrons within the RAF, being formed on 25 April 1941 at Corbett Camp near Reykjavik on Iceland.
RAF roundels are painted on top of U.S. insignia, 108" Type B roundels on the wing upper wings and 36" Type C1 roundels on the fuselage nose.
List of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
It includes Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service squadrons incorporated into the RAF when it was formed in 1918, during World War I.
However, the list excludes squadrons which were later transferred to the Army Air Corps or the Fleet Air Arm.
Squadrons with Roman numerals instead of Arabic numerals are identified in that fashion traditionally.
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