10 Squadron first British Dominion Squadron on active service

27 Nov 1939

A detachment of two officers and 183 airmen sailed from Australia, bound for England. On arrival the detachment joined a group from No 10 Squadron, RAAF, comprising eight officers and 13 airmen, which had earlier been sent to take delivery of new Sunderland flying boats and fly them out to Australia. The two groups now formed a complete squadron and thus became the first air force unit of any British Dominion to be on active service.

Related aircraft

  • Sunderland Flying Boat