Japan 1946-1948

XI Squadron formed part of the occupation forces in Japan in From 1946 - 1948. Equipped with Spitfire XIV and based at Iwakuni and Miho.

Philip Horsfall, the son of John Horsfall who sadly died in September, has sent in some previously unseen photos of his fathers time in Japan.





"Fifty Two Years in the Cockpit" by Sqn Ldr K R Jackson - XI Squadron

Many of those at the Standard Ceremony in September will have had the great pleasure of meeting Sqn Ldr Jacko Jackson.

Jacko is very much a legend in the RAF. He served as a pilot with XI in Japan and has fortunately detailed his time with the

squadron in his excellent book " Fifty Two Years in the Cockpit - Volume 1"     Volume 2 is available as well !!

As far as I am aware this is the only information available on XI's activities during this period.



If you would like copies of Sqn Ldr Jackson's books please contact me and I will forward the order to him.