The Belgian exiled authorities and the British Air Ministry agreed at the beginning of 1941, the cre-ation of national units. Many Belgians who escaped to the UK were posted to 131 Sqn and 609 Sqn. As the number of pilots and ground personal (British) was sufficient, Air Ministry gave the go-ahead for the formation of the first Belgian Fighter Squadron on 1 November 1941.
Designated as 350 (BELGIAN) squadron with the codes MN, it will be formed at Valley with the nucleus of the Belgian flight of 131 Sqn, at Wales on 12 November 1941. Sqn Ldr Thompson was designated as the first commander of the unit. -> read more