213 Squadron Association
This site is not affiliated to the Royal Air Force, H.M Armed Forces or any other Official
RAF Association. It is dedicated to all personnel who served in this great Squadron.
Extract from the foreword in the book
By The Late Air ViceMarshal. R. Graham. CB, CBE, DSO, DSC and Bar, WC, JP,
The pilots of 213, when called upon, dominated the air, land and sea by virtue of their enthusiasm, training, discipline and team spirit and, above all, by their confidence in their aircraft. A confidence that was, and always will be, a tribute to the men and women engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of the equipment. In their turn, these men and women will forever be proud of the pilots who proved, beyond a shadow of doubt, the worth of their work.
Although No.213 was only one of the many squadrons to achieve greatness, it will always be the best of squadrons to those who had the honour to serve in it.
This page was last updated on: November 29, 2020
Click on the butons to see Squadron History for each period.
This site is dedicated to all personnel who served in this great Squadron throughout its long and distinguished history. It would not have been possible to build this site without the kind and generous assistance of many people but in particular Mr Frank M Leesson, who gave freely of his time, knowledge and enthusiasm for this project. The history buttons above are based on his book " The Hornet Strikes". It would take many, many months to create a webpage that would do justice to all the information about the Squadron from this book so, if you would like to know the full history. Google search to find a copy
This website was created back in mid nineties as a single page dedication after reading Frank Leesons book The Hornet Strikes. With the enthusiastic support of the Association members, past aircrew and ground crew of the Canberra era it grew the website as it is now.... It has been my Priviledge and Honour to create and manage this website over the past 25+ years but I no longer have the resources or ability to continue. My sincere thanks to the members I have met and I will always treasure the gift of a Squadron tie... I am currently seeking to keep the website available for future aviation historians,enthusiasts and past members of this great Squadron..
Kindest Regards Brian West.