No 92 (East India) Sqn

92 Sqn

No 92 Squadron was formed at London Colney on 1 September 1917 as a fighter unit and moved to France in July 1918. It was engaged in fighter and ground attack duties over the Western Front for the rest of the war and disbanded on 7 August 1919.

On 10 October 1939, No 92 reformed at Tangmere and received Blenheims. In March 1940, these were replaced by Spitfires which became operational on 9 May and flew patrols over France during May and June before being sent to South Wales for defensive duties. In September it was transferred to No 11 Group for the final phase of the Battle of Britain beginning offensive operations at the end of the yaer. Moving to Lincolnshire in October 1941, No. 92 left for the Middle East in February 1942, but lack of aircraft had delegated the Squadron to maintenance duties. In August, Spitfires arrived and were used for fighter sweeps and bomber escort missions before No. 92 moved to Tunisia and then on to Malta in June 1943. After moving in to captured airfields in Sicily the Squadron moved on to Italy in September 1943, where it became a fighter-bomber unit in July 1944 for the rest of the war. The Squadron disbanded in Austria on 30 December 1946.

On 31 January 1947, No. 91 Squadron at Acklington was renumbered 92 Squadron and flew Meteors as part of the fighter defence of the UK until converting to Sabres in February 1954. These were replaced by Hunters in April 1956 which in turn gave way to Lightnings in April 1963. At the end of 1968, No. 92 moved to Germany and in January 1977 conversion to Phantoms began, the Squadron disbanding on 31 March 1977. On 1 April 1977, the Phantom element at Wildenrath became No. 92 Squadron and remained so until the Squadron disbanded again on 1 July 1991. On 23 September 1992 151 (Reserve) Squadron of 7 Flying Training School was renumbered No. 92 (Reserve) Squadron at Chivenor flying Hawks. These aircraft were flown until the Squadron was disbanded on 1 October 1994.


92 Sqn Montage 92 Ops Patch 92 Aircrew patch 92 Sqn Armourers 92 Sqn Groundcrew patch Sid zap 92Droundcrew zap 92 Sqn patch 92 Red Air Patch Goodbye for now Cobras wallart 1981 Scramble! 92 Sqn 1977 Aalborg 78 aalborg 78 92 in Cyprus On the lash Cyprus 82 Line Jinks Cyprus 92 Diamond 9 XV402 Flying to Vegas    
No 92 Sqn Montage
No 92 Sqn Ops Patch 
92 Sqn Aircrew patch 
92 Sqn Plumbers patch 
92 Sqn Groundcrew patch....
.... and the zap
A "Hissing Sid" zap that appeared on 92(F) Sqn around 1983 
Another 92 Sqn Groundcrew patch with the addition of "East India" denoting the Sqn was "gifted" from India during the 2nd World War. 
A ptch created to mark a Red Flag det to Nellis where the Sqn were the enemy! 
The last Grouncrew patch created for the Sqn disbandment in 1991. 
Here is the design of the Sqn T-shirt circa 1981 from the well known hand of Mick Dyson.
A painting from unknown parts, (Wildenrath Battle Flight?), describing Scramble-itis! 
92(F) Sqn taken in 1977 when first formed up at RAF Wildenrath.
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92(F) Sqn out in aalborg in 1978. 
A photo of the 92 (F) Sqn det to Aalborg, allegedly the det when Jethro decided to jump out of a bar window, not realising there were concrete steps directly below, leading to the cellar..... 
92(F) Sqn in a normal Cyprus pic from the '80's. 

92 on the lash in Cyprus during APC 1982.
L to R
Andy PRYNN
Chris PHELAN (Tinman)
Russ WILLIAMS
Jim KERR
Daz TALBOT
Terry (at the front)

 Spot the Pandemonium?

The usual 92 rabble -
Back Row
Al TENNANT, Dave HAWKES,
?, Kes KESBY, Brian McRITCHIE,
?, Andy PRYNN.
Front Row
?, Jeff LEATS, Tel HOUGH.
Out of shot, Brin GILL was lighting the BBQ and some BAD, BAD men stood behind him soaking his bellbottoms in light fluid. The rest is history...  

 Dave Smythe (L) and Dave Roberts (R) larking around outside the line in Cyprus 1982.
92(F) Sqn grouncrew enjoying themselves in a bar at Paphos Harbour in 1982 
Here is one of the infamous Diamond 9's that all so loved being displayed by 92 in the late '70's. 
XV402 - Q in the days before RHWR. 
A 19 & 92 marked pair in transit to Red Flag 1987. A close look at "J" shows that the aircrew must have packed the chute during refuel at Kinloss! 
 
 
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Chris Turner
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Mark Jones
(Phantom Preservation Group)
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Tel Hough
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Chris Turner
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Rick Grant
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Jan-Toine van Hooft
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Mark Jones
(Phantom Preservation Group)
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Rick Grant
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Innes Griggs
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Chris Phelan
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Chris Foden
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Chris Foden
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Daz Talbot
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Tony Magee
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Jim Kerr
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Tel Hough
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Jim Kerr
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Jim Kerr
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Chris Foden
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Mick Slorance
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Mick Slorance