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Role: Disbanded
Status: Disbanded
Based at: N/A
Aircraft:

25 Squadron

"Adiuvamus" (We Help)
About this Squadron

As a spin-off of 33 Flight, 25 Squadron was formed on 1 July 1942 at Port Elizabeth with a few elderly Ansons borrowed from 33 Flight, flying coastal patrols. B-34 Venturas started arriving in September 1942. In June 1944 the squadron moved to Italy for operations against enemy shipping and harbours. Converting to Marauders in November, operations were still being flown with the Ventura. Action over Italy continued until being disbanded in July 1945.

Reformed in January 1951 from 21 Squadron, Dakotas were flown as a part-time transport unit until being renumbered 44 Squadron in November 1953. Ysterplaat saw the squadron reformed in February 1968, once again equipped with the Dakota. The squadron was finally disbanded in October 1990.



Other Squadrons based at N/A:
1 Squadron, 10 Squadron, 103 Squadron, 109 Squadron, 11 Squadron, 112 Commando Squadron / 1 SWA Squadron, 114 Commando Squadron, 12 Squadron, 120 Squadron, 24 Squadron, 26 Squadron, 27 Squadron, 3 Squadron, 30 Squadron, 31 Squadron, 4 Squadron, 40 Squadron, 42 Squadron, 5 Squadron, 6 Squadron, 7 Squadron, 8 Squadron, 86 Multi-Engine Flying School, 88 Maritime Operational Training School, 89 Combat Flying School

Other Disbanded Squadrons:
1 Squadron, 10 Squadron, 103 Squadron, 109 Squadron, 11 Squadron, 112 Commando Squadron / 1 SWA Squadron, 114 Commando Squadron, 12 Squadron, 120 Squadron, 24 Squadron, 26 Squadron, 27 Squadron, 3 Squadron, 30 Squadron, 31 Squadron, 4 Air Servicing Unit, 4 Squadron, 40 Squadron, 42 Squadron, 5 Squadron, 6 Squadron, 7 Air Servicing Unit, 7 Squadron, 8 Squadron, 86 Multi-Engine Flying School, 88 Maritime Operational Training School, 89 Combat Flying School