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Royal New Zealand Air Force

no. 5 flying boat squadron

no. 5 flying boat squadron

The first No. 5 Squadron was formed in Fiji in November 1941 and disbanded in November 1942.

Aircraft: Singapores.

Commanding Officers
Squadron Leader E. M. Lewis November–December 1941
Flight Lieutenant W. J. Craig December 1941–February 1942
Flight Lieutenant R. H. Hickson February–March 1942
Squadron Leader R. J. R. H. Makgill April–November 1942

A new No. 5 Squadron was formed in Fiji in July 1944. It was reformed after the war and is at present stationed in Fiji, operating in the maritime role.

Aircraft: Catalinas.

Commanding Officer: Wing Commander J. W. H. Bray.

Tours of Duty
Fiji August–October 1944
Santo October 1944–October 1945