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  315 Squadron
active:   1.21.1941 - 1.14.1947
country:   United Kingdom
allegiance:   Polish government in exile
branch:   Royal Air Force
role:   Fighter Squadron
part of:   RAF Fighter Command
nickname:   Dywizjon Mysliwski "Deblinski"
squadron codes:   PK (Jan 1941 - Jan 1946)
 315 Squadron
315 Squadron was formed officially at Acklington on 21 January 1941 (as the 10th Polish squadron in Britain), when the first group of Polish officers under command of S/Ldr Stanislaw Pietraszkiewicz arrived. Within the next few days additional flying and technical personnel arrived from the Polish Air Force Depot at Blackpool. On 25 January S/Ldr Humphrey Desmond Cooke took command of this unit. The first aircraft, Hawker Hurricane I, arrived at Acklington on 3 February 1941. Five days later 315 Squadron received four more machines. After all the pilots had received their initial conversion to the Supermarine fighters, between 14 and 16 July 1941, 315 Sqn moved to Northolt to replace 303 Squadron. After the war ended, 315 Squadron remained as part of the RAF's Fighter Command until disbanded on 14 January 1947.
Commanding Officers from to
S/Ldr Desmond H. Cooke 25.01.1941 01.07.1941
S/Ldr (kpt. pil.)Stanislaw Pietraszkiewicz 21.01.1941 21.09.1941
S/Ldr (kpt. pil.) Wladyslaw Szczesniewski 22.09.1941 08.11.1941
S/Ldr (mjr pil.) Stefan Janus 12.11.1941 29.04.1942
S/Ldr (mjr pil.) Mieczyslaw Wiorkiewicz 06.05.1942 25.09.1942
Airports from to
Acklington (England) 21.01.1941 13.03.1941
Speke (England) 13.03.1941 13.07.1941
Northolt (England) 13.07.1941 01.04.1942
Woodvale (England) 01.04.1942 05.09.1942
Northolt (England) 05.09.1942 01.06.1943
315 Squadron Spitfires escorting Gen. Sosnkowski
315 Squadron Spitfires escorting Gen. Sosnkowski
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