Formed on 12 August 1941 at Croydon in the Army Co-operation role, it was equipped Lysanders and Tomahawks. The squadron was involved in exercises and training with the Army until June 1942 when it began to re-equip with the Mustang I and these were taken into action during the Dieppe landings of 19 August 1942. By early 1944 it was flying Tactical and Photo Reconnaissance missions and on D-Day it observed fall of shot for naval guns. In August 1944 it moved to the continent, from where it continued to support the Allied armies as they advanced towards Germany. It continued in this role up to the end of the war and disbanded at Luneburg on 7 August 1945.
6 vertical aerial photographs.