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No. 62 Squadron RAF
No. 62 Squadron of the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
was originally established as a Royal Flying Corps
Royal Flying Corps
squadron in 1916 and operated the Bristol F2B fighter in France
France
during the last year of World War I. After the war the squadron was disbanded and it was re-established in 1937 as part of the buildup of the RAF in the late 1930s. During World War II
World War II
the Squadron was deployed to the Far East, operating the Bristol Blenheim from Singapore
Singapore
and Malaya. In 1942 No. 62 Squadron was re-equipped with the Lockheed Hudson
Lockheed Hudson
and it moved to Sumatra, then Burma
Burma
and then India. After the close of World War II
World War II
the squadron disbanded for the second time
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Western Front (World War I)
Decisive Entente victoryArmistice of Compiègne, end of World War I Central Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified, fall of the German EmpireBelligerentsEntente Powers: France French colonial empire British Empire Australia  Bermuda Canada  India  Newfoundland New Zealand  Southern Rhodesia  South Africa  United Kingdom  United States
United States
(from 1917)  Belgium  Italy (from 1915) Portugal
Portugal
(from 1916) Russian Empire (1916–17) Siam
Siam
(from 1918) Brazil
Brazil
(from 1918)Central Powers:  German Empire  Austria-HungaryCommanders and leaders Joseph Joffre Robert Nivelle Philippe Pétain Ferdinand Foch John French Douglas Haig John J
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Alor Star
Alor Setar
Alor Setar
(Jawi: الور ستار), formerly known as Alor Star from 2004–2008,[2] is a city and the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. It is the second largest town in the state after Sungai Petani
Sungai Petani
based on the population and one of the important cities in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Peninsular Malaysia
along the longest expressway, located 400 km from Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
and 79 km (49 mi) north of George Town, Penang
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British Malaya
The term British Malaya
British Malaya
loosely describes a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the island of Singapore
Singapore
that were brought under British control between the 18th and the 20th centuries. Unlike the term "British India", which excludes the Indian princely states, British Malaya is often used to refer to the Malay States
Malay States
under indirect British rule as well as the Straits Settlements that were under the sovereignty of the British Crown. Before the formation of Malayan Union
Malayan Union
in 1946, the territories were not placed under a single unified administration, with the exception during the immediate post-war period when a British military became the temporary administrator of Malaya. Instead, British Malaya comprised the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States, and the Unfederated Malay States
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Royal Air Force
The Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force. Formed towards the end of the First World War
First World War
on 1 April 1918,[2] it is the oldest independent air force in the world.[3] Following victory over the Central Powers
Central Powers
in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world.[4] Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history
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RAF Butterworth
Butterworth
Butterworth
may refer to:Contents1 Places 2 People 3 Other uses 4 See alsoPlaces[edit] Butterworth
Butterworth
(ancient township), a former township centred on Milnrow, in the then Parish of Rochdale, England Butterworth, Eastern Cape, now also known as Gcuwa, a town located in South Africa Butterworth, Penang, the principal town of Seberang Perai in the state of Penang, MalaysiaRMAF Butterworth, air base near Butterworth, Penang, MalaysiaButterworth, Ohio, a ghost town Butterworth, Virginia, unincorporated community, United StatesPeople[edit] Butterworth
Butterworth
(surname)Other uses[edit]Aston Butterworth, British racing car constructor Butterworth
Butterworth
filter, a type of electronic filter design, eponym of Stephen Butterworth Butterworth-Heinemann, publisher Mrs
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Singora
Songkhla
Songkhla
(Thai: สงขลา, pronounced [sǒŋ.kʰlǎː]), also known as Singgora or Singora ( Pattani
Pattani
Malay: ซิงกอรา), is a city (thesaban nakhon) in Songkhla Province of southern Thailand, near the border with Malaysia. As of 2006 it had a population of 75,048. Songkhla
Songkhla
lies 968 km (601 mi) south of Bangkok.[1] Despite being smaller than the neighboring city Hat Yai, Songkhla
Songkhla
is the capital of Songkhla Province
Songkhla Province
as well as the Mueang Songkhla district ( Songkhla
Songkhla
town district). Due to its location at the opening of Songkhla Lake
Songkhla Lake
to the Gulf of Thailand, Songkhla
Songkhla
is a fishing town and also an important harbour
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Squadron Leader
Squadron leader
Squadron leader
(Sqn Ldr in the RAF ; SQNLDR in the RAAF
RAAF
and RNZAF; formerly sometimes S/L in all services) is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force[1] and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence. It is also sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. An air force squadron leader ranks above flight lieutenant and immediately below wing commander and it is the most junior of the senior officer ranks. The air force rank of squadron leader has a NATO ranking code of OF-3, equivalent to a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
or a major in the British Army
British Army
or the Royal Marines
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Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
(VC) is the highest award of the United Kingdom honours system. It is awarded for gallantry "in the presence of the enemy" to members of the British armed forces. It may be awarded posthumously. It was previously awarded to Commonwealth countries, most of which have established their own honours systems and no longer recommend British honours. It may be awarded to a person of any military rank in any service and to civilians under military command although no civilian has received the award since 1879. Since the first awards were presented by Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
in 1857, two thirds of all awards have been personally presented by the British monarch. These investitures are usually held at Buckingham Palace. The VC was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War
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Taiping, Perak
Bandar Taiping Taiping Town 太平 Thài-pêng تاءيڤيڠ தைப்பிங்கில்Kota Road at nightFlagSealNickname(s): The Rain Town, The Heritage TownTaipingCoordinates: 4°51′N 100°44′E / 4.850°N 100.733°E / 4.850; 100.733Coordinates: 4°51′N 100°44′E / 4.850°N 100.733°E / 4.850; 100.733Country MalaysiaState PerakLanguages Malaysian (including Northern Malay and Perak
Perak
Malay dialects), English, Hokkien, Tamil, PunjabiEstablished 1874Government • Type Municipality 
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Palembang
Palembang
Palembang
(Indonesian pronunciation: [palɛmˈbaŋ]) is the second-largest city on Sumatra
Sumatra
after Medan
Medan
and the capital city of South Sumatra
South Sumatra
province of Indonesia. It is one of the oldest cities in the Malay Archipelago
Malay Archipelago
and Southeast Asia. Palembang
Palembang
is located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra, with a land area of 369.22 square kilometres (142.56 square miles) and a population of 1,708,413 people (2014).[4] Palembang
Palembang
is the ninth most populous city in Indonesia
Indonesia
after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Bekasi, Medan, Tangerang, Depok
Depok
and Semarang, and the nineteenth most populous city in Southeast Asia
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Air Vice-Marshal
Air vice-marshal
Air vice-marshal
(AVM) is a two-star air officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.[1] The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. Air vice-marshals may be addressed generically as "air marshal".[2] Air vice-marshal
Air vice-marshal
is a two-star rank and has a NATO
NATO
ranking code of OF-7. It is equivalent to a rear-admiral in the Royal Navy
Navy
or a major-general in the British Army
Army
or the Royal Marines
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De Havilland
De Havilland
De Havilland
Aircraft Company Limited /dəˈhævɪlənd/ was a British aviation manufacturer established in late 1920 by Geoffrey de Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome
Stag Lane Aerodrome
Edgware
Edgware
on the outskirts of north London. Operations were later moved to Hatfield in Hertfordshire. Known for its innovation, de Havilland were responsible for a number of important aircraft, including the Moth biplane which revolutionised general aviation in the 1920s, the 1930s Fox Moth, the first commercial transport able to operate without government subsidy,[citation needed] the wooden World War II Mosquito light bomber, and the passenger jet service pioneering Comet. The De Havilland
De Havilland
company became a member of the Hawker Siddeley
Hawker Siddeley
group in 1960, but lost its separate identity in 1963
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Sumatra
Sumatra
Sumatra
is a large island in western Indonesia
Indonesia
that is part of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island that is located entirely in Indonesia
Indonesia
(after Borneo, which is shared between Indonesia
Indonesia
and other countries) and the sixth-largest island in the world at 473,481 km2 (not including adjacent islands such as the Riau Islands and Bangka Belitung Islands). Sumatra
Sumatra
is an elongated landmass spanning a diagonal northwest-southeast axis. The Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
borders the west, northwest, and southwest coasts of Sumatra
Sumatra
with the island chain of Simeulue, Nias
Nias
and Mentawai off the western coast
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Manfred Von Richthofen
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr
Freiherr
von Richthofen
Richthofen
(2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also known as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen
Richthofen
transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of fighter squadron Jagdstaffel 2
Jagdstaffel 2
in 1916
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