Mediterranean 500 Squadron

One of the major operations for the squadron and one of the most important targets in the Mediterranean theatre was when they were detailed to attack the headquarters of Field Marshal Albert von Kesselring, the Supreme Commander in Italy.

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Glider Operations In The Invasion of Sicily: July 1943

In the summer of 1943, the Mediterranean skies witnessed daring operations that would play a pivotal role in the Allied invasion of Sicily. Armstrong Whitworth Albemarles, Handley Page Halifaxes, and Horsa gliders set the stage for Operation Ladbroke and Operation Fustian.

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Brought Down By Scirocco

The 11 November 1941 at 1930hrs two small cargo vessels with provisions bound for Tripoli sailed from Trapani escorted by a torpedo boat. Late that same evening, seven 830 Squadron Swordfish took off to attack the convoy.

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