The Illustrious 500 Squadron

Engaged in the Operation ‘Torch’ landings and anti-U-boat patrols in the Mediterranean, No 500 Squadron’s efforts with the Lockheed Hudson added considerably to this auxiliary unit’s already illustrious reputation

Local Arab groundcrew refuel No 500 Squadron Hudson V ‘G’, probably AM568, from cans at Tafraoui during early 1943.

In reconnaissance and mine spotting, convoy duties and light bombing from 1939 to the end of 1941, No 500 (County of Kent) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force had achieved considerable success. Then, having converted from the Bristol Blenheim to the Lockheed Hudson and taken on the task of anti-submarine work, it was to depart for overseas.

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