1946 - The squadron flew 16 MkIV Hurricanes back from Italy to Megiddo, Palestine, where a few replacement Hurricanes and, later, four Spitfires IX Lfe and were added to the strengthen up the now scarce Hurricanes. Now under the command of S/Ldr C E Mould (from August)The Squadron moved to Nicosia. They moved Petah Tiqva in September. This mix of aircraft were soon to be replaced with Tempest 6s, the first to arrive on squadron 31 Dec 1946 these were later to covered the evacuation of British troops from Palestine. In October they moved to Nicosia, Cyprus, for over one year. S/ldr C K Gray, DFC, took command in December.
1947 - On 13 Jan 1947 two Hurricanes performed the last operational flights. Two days later the squadron records state;
"15 Jan 1947; This morning the Squadron watched not only our last Hurricane but also the last Hurricane in operational service with the RAF being towed away to its last resting place where it will be smashed with sledge hammers.".
November they detached to Khartoum for just over six months where S/Ldr D Crowley-Milling, DSO, DFC, Bar, assumed command in November.
1948 - From May the Squadron were at Fayid, Egypt after which, in September, they went a few miles North to Deversoir.
1949 - Now based at Deversoir in the Canal Zone, Tempest gave way to Vampire 5s under the command, from July, of S/Ldr P A Kennedy DSO, DFC, AFC.
1950 - Several detachment were undertaken from Deversoir. January to Habbaniya and back to Deversoir February. To Maffraq and back in June. During this detachment to Mafraq to co-operate with the Arab Legion, King Abdullah of Jordan visited the Squadron and was presented with a framed reproduction of the Squadron Badge. On the 15th of October 1950 at the Royal Palace Amman, King Abdullah presented his personal standard to the Squadron. It is a treasured possession of the squadron and was still paraded on ceremonial occasions up until the squadron was stood down in 2007. They went back to Deversoir in June and returned to Habbaniya in November.
1951 - In June the Squadron detached, more or less on a war footing, to Shaibah, Southern Iraq, close to the Iranian border, with Vampires and a twin seat Meteor VII, This was during the Abadan- Anglo Iranian Oil Nationalisation Crisis. There were no shots fired by Six in anger but there were many occasions of "waving the flag" involving close encounters along the border This emergency lasted five months, much longer than expected. Aircraft serviceability was threatened and heat sickness among the engineering trades was up to 50%. At the conclusion the Squadron moved up to Habbaniya, Mid Iraq in September. From Habbaniya the squadron returned to the Canal Zone, Abu Sueir, in November only to return to Habbaniya later the same month.