23 Squadron Royal Air Force

Formed 01-Sep-1915 at Gosport. Motto: Motto Semper Aggressus - Always having attacked. Fighter squadron (Code:YP)
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A Gloster Javelin FAW.9R (XH890) of No 23 Squadron banking away from the camera clearly showing the identification markers and the missile complement of De Havilland Firestreak infra-red homing air-to-air missiles. This aircraft is flying from No. 23 Squadron's base at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk. From the IWM collection THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1950 - 1967 shared under the IWM Non Commercial Licence.

A Gloster Javelin FAW.9R (XH890) of No 23 Squadron banking away from the camera clearly showing the identification markers and the missile complement of De Havilland Firestreak infra-red homing air-to-air missiles. This aircraft is flying from No. 23 Squadron's base at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk. From the IWM collection THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1950 - 1967 shared under the IWM Non Commercial Licence.

Malta, Luqa Airfield, June 1943: the Commander of No 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Wing Commander John B Selby, DSO, DFC, already on flight dress, and his observer looking at their de Havilland Mosquito II aircraft “P-Peter” while other members of the Squadron watch from atop the blast wall at the Dispersal Point. The four 20mm cannon are corked to prevent dirt damaging them. Victor Sierra

Malta, Luqa Airfield, June 1943: the Commander of No 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Wing Commander John B Selby, DSO, DFC, already on flight dress, and his observer looking at their de Havilland Mosquito II aircraft “P-Peter” while other members of the Squadron watch from atop the blast wall at the Dispersal Point. The four 20mm cannon are corked to prevent dirt damaging them. Victor Sierra

Mosquito Mark II, DZ230 ‘YP-A’, piloted by Wing Commander P G Wykeham-Barnes, Commanding Officer of No. 23 Squadron RAF, based at Luqa, flying past Filfla Island south-west of Malta.  JUNE 1943

Mosquito Mark II, DZ230 ‘YP-A’, piloted by Wing Commander P G Wykeham-Barnes, Commanding Officer of No. 23 Squadron RAF, based at Luqa, flying past Filfla Island south-west of Malta. JUNE 1943

English Electric Lightning F Mk 1 - 23 Squadron RAF 1964    Clavework Graphics

English Electric Lightning F Mk 1 - 23 Squadron RAF 1964 Clavework Graphics

The CO of No 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Wing Commander John B Selby, DSO, DFC, framed against the nose and engine of his De Havilland Mosquito II aircraft `P-Peter', Malta, 27 June 1943. The four .303in machine guns are corked to prevent dirt damaging them.

The CO of No 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Wing Commander John B Selby, DSO, DFC, framed against the nose and engine of his De Havilland Mosquito II aircraft `P-Peter', Malta, 27 June 1943. The four .303in machine guns are corked to prevent dirt damaging them.


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No 23 Squadron History

No 23 Squadron History

RAF night fighter pilot Eric Loveland and navigator Jack Duffy in the cockpit of their Mosquito March 1945. - Stardust Studios

RAF night fighter pilot Eric Loveland and navigator Jack Duffy in the cockpit of their Mosquito March 1945. - Stardust Studios

A view of the RAF de Haviland Mosquito bomber main undercarriage unit reveals even more elements of the structure.  Threaded tires as one shown were common for all marks of the Mosquito.

A view of the RAF de Haviland Mosquito bomber main undercarriage unit reveals even more elements of the structure. Threaded tires as one shown were common for all marks of the Mosquito.

Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a pilot serving with 'A' Flight, No. 27 Squadron RAF, climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram, India, for a sortie over Burma. Note the "Popeye" nose art on the crew hatch.

Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a pilot serving with 'A' Flight, No. 27 Squadron RAF, climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram, India, for a sortie over Burma. Note the "Popeye" nose art on the crew hatch.

1940-50 De Havilland 'DH.98' Mosquito. RAF,RCAF,RAAF, USAAF - Light Bomber, Fighter Bomber, Night Fighter, Maritime strike aircraft, photo-reconnaissance. Engine: 2 x Rolls Royce Merlin 21/21 or 23/23 (left/right), liquid cooled V12 engine (1480 hp 21 & 23, 1103 kW). Armament: 4 x 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano Mk II cannon (fuselage) & 4 x .303 in (.79 mm) Browning machine guns in the nose. Max Speed: 366 mph (318 kn, 589 km/h) @ 21,400 ft (6500 m)

1940-50 De Havilland 'DH.98' Mosquito. RAF,RCAF,RAAF, USAAF - Light Bomber, Fighter Bomber, Night Fighter, Maritime strike aircraft, photo-reconnaissance. Engine: 2 x Rolls Royce Merlin 21/21 or 23/23 (left/right), liquid cooled V12 engine (1480 hp 21 & 23, 1103 kW). Armament: 4 x 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano Mk II cannon (fuselage) & 4 x .303 in (.79 mm) Browning machine guns in the nose. Max Speed: 366 mph (318 kn, 589 km/h) @ 21,400 ft (6500 m)

Amiens Attack by Michael Turner - de Havilland Mosquitos from 487Sqn., leading the attack on Amiens prison in February 1944, run in to the target at zero feet.

Amiens Attack by Michael Turner - de Havilland Mosquitos from 487Sqn., leading the attack on Amiens prison in February 1944, run in to the target at zero feet.

Mosquito: The Best Warbird of WWII - in Colour. The Test Pilot is as Cool as All Test Pilots Are...

Mosquito: The Best Warbird of WWII - in Colour. The Test Pilot is as Cool as All Test Pilots Are...

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