It seems amost certain that No. 7 R.A.F. Beach Squadron was intended to take part in Operation “ZIPPER” (landings in Malaya) but events were take a different turn.
On 19th August 1945, the personnel of “X” Flight were sent on detachment to No. 78 R.A.F. Embarkation Unit, Madras under the command of 48857 Acting Flight Lieutenant F.W. Herbert (Equip.)
On 4th September 1945, the personnel of “Y” Flight were sent on detachment to No. 54 R.A.F. Embarkation Unit, Calcutta under the command of 47614 Acting Flight Lieutenant J.H. Morley (Equip.)
Due to the cessation of hostilities with Japan, it was decided that No. 7 R.A.F. Beach Squadron was no longer required. On 15th September 1945, the Headquarters of Base Air Forces, South East Asia (H.Q. BAFSEA) ordered the disbandment of No. 7 R.A.F. Beach Squadron so that the Squadron personnel could become the nuclei of five Embarkation Units to be formed in the Netherlands East Indies. The new units were to be Nos. 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106 R.A.F. Embarkation Units.
Accordingly, the next day, with the exception of the Orderly Room staff and surplus signals personnel, the Squadron Headquarters personnel moved to No. 78 E.U. Madras to join “X” Flight. Administration of the Squadron was maintained at Bombay with 53628 F/O F.H.F. Wilson (Tech/Signals) acting as adjutant “pending disposal”.
At Calcutta, the personnel of “Y” Flight ceased their attachment to No. 54 E.U. on 21st September and went to join the rest of the Squadron personnel at No. 78 E.U. in Madras, “pending disposal”.
And so, the short life of No. 7 R.A.F. Beach Squadron (about seven weeks!) came to an end without the unit taking part in any operation.