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Plaque RAF Beach Squadrons

Text on the plaque:
In recognition of the Royal Air Force Beach
Squadrons that landed in Normandy with
the seaborne assault forces.
The RAF Beach Squadrons worked in the
SWORD, JUNO and GOLD areas to facilitate
the build-up of RAF personnel, vehicles and
supplies vital to the operations of the 2nd
Tactical Air Force.
Men of these RAF beach units, some of whom
landed early in the morning of D-Day, worked
closely with their Army and Navy comrades
in the beach areas and showed the true spirit
of Combined Operations.

No.1 RAF Beach Squadron
101 RAF Beach Flight
102 RAF Beach Flight
No.2 RAF Beach Squadron
103 RAF Beach Flight
104 RAF Beach Flight
No.4 RAF Beach Squadron
107 RAF Beach Flight
108 RAF Beach Flight

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Jebulon