The RCAF’s No.404 “Buffalo” Squadron

Making history with building model airplanes


Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk.X, S/N NE425 of No. 404 Squadron RCAF at Davidstow Moor as it appeared in May, 1944 (note the absence of D-Day stripes dating it prior to 6 June, 1944)

The Royal Air Force Coastal Command Constant Endeavor

RAF Coastal Command

Over 13,000 men and women served in Coastal Command during the Second World War, and 5,866 lost their life through doing so. The Command lost 2,060 aircraft to all causes, but not without result; in action from the first day of hostilities until the last, it flew over one million flying hours in 240,000 operations, and destroyed 212 U-boats. Coastal Command sank 366 German transport vessels and damaged 134. A total of 10,663 persons were rescued by the Command, including 5,721 Allied crews, 277 enemy personnel, and 4,665 non-aircrews.

Their task was on the face of it, a relatively simple one and comprised both offensive and…

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