Early wartime adventures of No 330 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF

The first Free Norwegian squadron in the RAF found itself thrown in at the deep end – almost literally – flying cumbersome Northrop floatplanes from Iceland. Their early wartime adventures are recounted by Andrew Thomas

After the German invasion and occupation of Norway in the spring of 1940, the exiled Norwegian government established a flying training school at Island Airport, Toronto in Canada because there was a shortage of training facilities in the UK at the time. Norwegian army and navy personnel received instruction, mainly on aircraft ordered before the German invasion. The base was soon nicknamed ‘Little Norway’.

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