542 Squadron C/flight R.A.F.
R.A.A.F. Darwin 1956 - 1958 & R.A.A.F. Laverton.1956 - 1959.

First re-union.

 After our first re-union at Blackpool 23rd June - 26th 2013 we set up this website to find more of our squadron's personnel, up to date we have 7 out of approximately 80 so come on guy's let's be having you on parade check out our Darwin squadron photo by clicking Sqdn photo if anyone or their relative's recognise a member please contact us.
 If a Laverton squadron photograph is available a copy would be most appreciated.

Darwin & Laverton photograph's.

To view these photograph's please register as a member by clicking the member's button.

Brief squadron history.

 No.542 Squadron was formed October 1942 at Benson, the squadron used Spitfires for photographic reconnaissance missions over Europe until the end of the war. August 1945, it was disbanded.
 May 1954, No.542 reformed at Wyton with photographic reconnaissance Canberras, but disbanded again October 1955.
 Reformed November 1955, at Wyton, moving in the following month to Weston Zoyland to prepare for its detachment to Australia to carry out survey and sampling flights during the nuclear bomb tests in 1956-57. It returned to the UK April 1958 and was renumbered No.21 Squadron in October 1958 which was finally disbanded in 1959.