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

27 Squadron

"Protegimus" (We Protect)
About this Squadron

Formed at Eerste River, near Cape Town, on 24 August 1942, the squadron flew Ventura Vs on convoy escort and anti-submarine duties on South Africas west coast. In March 1944 the squadron left for North Africa, flying their Venturas in the Western Mediterranean and Spanish coastal areas. While part of the squadron moved back to Swartkop in november 1944, the remainder began converting to the Warwick GR V in Egypt. At the end of the war, the squadron stayed in Egypt for air-sea rescue duties, but in November 1945 they returned to South Africa with their Warwicks, only to be disbanded.

In January 1951 the squadron was reformed at Ysterplaat as a part-time maritime patrol unit, once again equipped with Venturas, only to be disbanded in 1958. The squadron was reformed again in October 1962 at Ysterplaat, flying inshore maritime reconnaissance with Dakotas. The Albatross was received in 1969 and the squadron moved to Cape Town International Airport. In October 1990 the squadron was disbanded.



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, 25 Squadron, 26 Squadron, 3 Squadron, 30 Squadron, 31 Squadron, 4 Squadron, 40 Squadron, 42 Squadron, 5 Squadron, 6 Squadron, 7 Squadron, 8 Squadron, 84 Light Aircraft Flying School, 86 Multi-Engine Flying School, 88 Maritime Operational Training School, 89 Combat Flying School

Other Disbanded Squadrons:
1 Squadron, 103 Squadron, 109 Squadron, 11 Squadron, 112 Commando Squadron / 1 SWA Squadron, 114 Commando Squadron, 12 Squadron, 120 Squadron, 24 Squadron, 25 Squadron, 26 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, 84 Light Aircraft Flying School, 86 Multi-Engine Flying School, 88 Maritime Operational Training School, 89 Combat Flying School