About This Unit
10 Squadron RAF for the purposes of the Virtual War Memorial is included as one of the many RAF Squadrons in which Australian RAAF personnel served and died during WW2.
The Empire Air Training Scheme supplied tens of thousands of aircrew for the Royal Air Force (RAF) air war in Europe during WW II. While a number of so-called Article XV national squadrons were created in Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands of the RAF, the majority of Australian aircrew were posted, along with their Commonwealth colleagues, to RAF Squadrons as individual crew members,where they would 'crew up' often with a very multi-national aircrew comprised of men from all over the Commownwealth. Ground staff were similarly assigned.
10 Squadron began the war equipped with Armstrong Whitworth Whitley light bombers. They subsequently re-equipped with the Handley Page Halifax heavy four engined bomber, which they flew in various Marks until the end of the war.
A detailed history is found at the RAF MoD page (see link in side bar)