History of 524 Squadron:
No.524 Squadron was formed at Oban on 20 October 1943 for the purpose of obtaining operational experience with Martin Mariner flying boats. The type was not adopted for RAF service and the squadron disbanded on 7 December 1943.
On 7 April 1944, No.524 reformed at Davidstowe Moor with Wellingtons, for patrols against E-Boats off the French coast. Once located, these were the targets of strike squadrons which worked closely with the Wellingtons, though ocasionally No.524 took part in bombing attacks on enemy shipping. In July 1944, it moved to East Anglia for similar operations off the Dutch coast and these continued until the end of the war. On 25 May 1945, the squadron disbanded.