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Western Front

RAF No. 125 Wing at Copenhagen for Victory in Europe Celebration, 12 May 1945

On 12 May1945 elements of the Royal Air Force No.125 Wing were deployed to Copenhagen/Kastrup Airfield during a victory celebration attended by Field Marshal Montgomery. The wing, then comprised of RAF No. 41 (Spitfire XIV), RAF No. 137 (Typhoon Ib) and RNZAF No. 486 (Tempest V) squadrons (No. 414 RCAF squadron was not present) deployed to Kastrup on 5 May (Graphic). The wing was accompanied by a group of Dakotas. The squadrons were parked in separate groups, each with a set of tents for ground crews. A Short Stirling VIP transport was also present.

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