Originally posted by tomtheyak:
RAF Fighter Squadron in 1940:
A/C on Strength: 16 (12 operational and 2 spares)
Pilots on Roster: 15-20
Squadron led in air by Squadron Leader.
In air squadron max strength consisted of 12 aircraft, separated in two flights, 'A' & 'B'.
Flights are led by Flight Lieutenants (pronounced left
Each flight consists of two Sections of 3 a/c
Red and Yellow sections in 'A' Flight, Blue and Green in 'B'.
After 1941 and the general adoption of 4 a/c sections, Green section is dropped.