601 Squadron (County of London, Auxiliary Air Force)
Welcome to the 601 Squadron website
The Auxiliary squadrons of the Royal Air Force were an attempt to provide a ready fighting force if the need did arise; it did. And 601 was both unique and typical of these Auxiliary squadrons. Certainly they were unique in the cavalier outlook they brought to the structure of the regular RAF, and in character they are certainly second to none. The members had to be mostly well off to afford to fly in the first place, and they had to be unique of spirit to want to go ‘into the blue’. They were typical of the Auxiliary squadrons in that once war was declared; they proved that the idea of a reserve air force was a very good one.
This site is divided into two sections. The first section is a collection of data that we have amassed on the history of 601 squadron and the unique men who made up the ranks. The second Section contains information on our 601 Squadron historical re-creation group, dedicated to preserving the memory of those men who served in 601 through historical interpretation.