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No. 613 Squadron Spitfires F Mk. XIV at RAF Ringway in 1947.
No. 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron was the RAuxAF squadron formed on 1 March 1939 at the new municipal airport at Ringway near Manchester. Durign the war it had a diversified career operating an array of reconnaissance aircraft types, ranging from Hectors and Lysanders through Curtiss Tomahawks and Mustangs Mk. I to the Mosquitoes. The Spitfires came inot the unit’s inventory only post-war, when the squadron was reformed, once again at Ringway, as a fighter squadron within Reserve Command and with the new code letters “RAT”. They were equipped with Spitfires Mk XIV.
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