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Wing Commander Phil Osborn

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Officer Commanding No XIII Squadron

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At the beginning of her Golden Jubilee Year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Air Force Marham, the Norfolk airbase close to the Royal familys winter residence at Sandringham. RAF Marham personnel are very proud of their unique associatio......
The Marham Wing Over Sandringham by Michael Rondot.
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At the beginning of her Golden Jubilee Year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Air Force Marham, the Norfolk airbase close to the Royal familys winter residence at Sandringham. RAF Marham personnel are very proud of their unique associatio......

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At the beginning of her Golden Jubilee Year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Air Force Marham, the Norfolk airbase close to the Royal familys winter residence at Sandringham. RAF Marham personnel are very proud of their unique associatio......
The Marham Wing Over Sandringham by Michael Rondot (AP)
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At the beginning of her Golden Jubilee Year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Air Force Marham, the Norfolk airbase close to the Royal familys winter residence at Sandringham. RAF Marham personnel are very proud of their unique associatio......

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At the beginning of her Golden Jubilee Year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Air Force Marham, the Norfolk airbase close to the Royal familys winter residence at Sandringham. RAF Marham personnel are very proud of their unique associatio......
The Marham Wing Over Sandringham by Michael Rondot (B)
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No.13 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 10th January 1915

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No.13 Sqn RAF

13 Squadron formed at Gosport on 10 January 1915 and moved to France in October. Initially it provided army co-operation duties but subsequently it included bombing raids, pioneering formation bombing on 25 November 1916 in a raid on Achiet-le-Grand.. Aircraft types operated during the war included the Martinsyde G.100, the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2, the Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8, both the SPAD VII and SPAD XIII, and the Sopwith Dolphin. The squadron disbanded on 31 December 1919 The unit reformed at RAF Kenley on 1 April 1924 and inter-war years saw the squadron operate from various UK bases equipped with a variety of aircraft types including the Bristol F.2, Atlas, Audax and Hector. By January 1939 the squadron was equipped with Lysanders and moved to France on 2 October until late May 1940 when it withdrew to UK bases. In May 1941 No. XIII Squadron changed role and theatre, flying a variety of bomber aircraft including the Bristol Blenheim and Douglas Boston in the Mediterranean until the end of the War. On 1 September 1946 No 680 Squadron at Ein Shemer, Palestine was renumbered No 13 Squadron. The unit operated as a photographic reconnaissance squadron. Still operating in this capacity it moved to Egypt, Cyprus and Malta. It returned to the UK in October 1978 and disbanded on 1 January 1982. No 13 Squadron reformed at RAF Honington on 1 January 1990 equipped with reconnaissance Tornado aircraft. As the Allied Coalition began to deploy forces to the Gulf in the latter part of 1990, in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, it quickly became apparent that the unique night reconnaissance capability of the Tornado could provide vital intelligence to the Allied commanders. As a result, on 15/16 January 1991, immediately before hostilities commenced, 6 aircraft were deployed to Dharhan in Saudi Arabia. During the first nights of the War, the Reconnaissance Wing successfully discovered several of the elusive Scud sites, giving rise to the now famous 'Scudhunters' nickname. By the end of the War, some 128 reconnaissance sorties had been flown by the detachment. However, this was not the Squadrons only contribution to the coalition victory, for the Squadron was also fundamental to the success of the Tornado/TIALD (Thermal imaging And Laser Designation) combination. 72 successful TIALD missions were flown. No 13 Squadron and its Tornado GR4s have since taken part in Operation Telic, in which Coalition forces, led by the United States overthrew the Iraqi regime, led by Saddam Hussein. The Squadrons latest deployment has taken them from their RAF Marham home to Al Udeid Air Base during late 2005, supporting continuing Coalition operations in Iraq.

Aviation History Timeline : 16th December
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16December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. Coggins of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
16December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O N. A. Sadler of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
16December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. G. Marland of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
16December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. P. Stevens of 151 Squadron, was Killed.
16December1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. B. L. Debenham of 151 Squadron, was Killed.
16December1944 Walter Matoni of II./Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
16December1944Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Hermann Wischnewski of 2./Jagdgeschwader 300 was awarded the Knight's Cross
16December1944Leutnant Alfred Gemsjger of 6. (F)/Aufklrungs-Gruppe 122 was awarded the Knight's Cross
16December1944Leutnant Johann-Hermann Meier of 1./Jagdgeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
16December1944Oberfeldwebel Alfred Gies of 1./Schlachtgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
16December1944Oberfeldwebel Leonhard Ziehr of 13./Transportgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
16December1944Oberfeldwebel Walter Linke of 3./Schlachtgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
16December1963Eberhard von Boremski, a WW2 Ace with 90.00 victories, died on this day
16December1966Andre Herbelin, a WW1 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
16December1990Douglas Campbell, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day

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