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Question 1: 1 Sqn left the "home of the Harrier" at RAF Wittering for ________ on 28 July 2000.
Earls Colne AirfieldRAF Barkston HeathRAF CottesmoreChalgrove Airfield

Question 2: In 1946 the Squadron returned to Tangmere and took delivery of its first jet aircraft, the ________.
Gloster GladiatorGloster GauntletGloster MeteorGloster Javelin

Question 3: No. 1 (F) Squadron is a squadron of the ________.
Royal Air ForceBritish Armed ForcesLuftwaffeBritish Army

Question 4: In May 1945 it converted to the Spitfire Mk.21, but these were only used operationally to cover the landings on the ________.
United KingdomChannel IslandsJerseyEngland

Question 5: On the outbreak of ________ in September 1939 the Squadron was deployed to France as part of the RAF Advanced Air Striking Force.
World War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 6: The Squadron carried out night intruder patrols until July 1942, when it was re-equipped with the ________ fighter-bomber and relocated to RAF Acklington, Northumberland where it reverted to daytime operations.
Hawker HurricaneHawker Sea FuryHawker TyphoonHawker Tempest

Question 7: [18] During the Kosovo war the Squadron flew over 800 sorties as part of ________'s Operation Allied Force.
NATOAfghanistanNon-Aligned MovementCentral Intelligence Agency

Question 8: The Squadron was then equipped with the Hawker Hunter F.5, which were flown from RAF Akrotiri, ________ during the 1956 Suez Crisis.

Question 9: The squadron became the world's first operator of a STOVL aircraft with the arrival of the ________ in 1969, declared operational the following year.
Hawker HunterHawker Siddeley HarrierHawker Sea HawkBlackburn Buccaneer

Question 10: 1 Squadron's origins go back to 1878 when its predecessor, No. 1 Balloon Company, was formed at the ________, Woolwich as part of the Balloon Section.
CorditeRoyal ArsenalLondonRoyal Ordnance Factory


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