7 Squadron [concept]
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In September 1939, 7 Squadron was a training unit equipped with Hampdens. Initially it was based at RAF Doncaster, RAF Finningley and then RAF Upper Heyford where it became 16 Operational Training Unit in April 1940. In August 1940 the squadron reformed at RAF Leeming and became the first squadron to fly Stirlings. It transferred to RAF Oakington in 3 Group in October 1940. Remaining at RAF Oakington the squadron was transferred to the new Pathfinder Force in October 1942, converted to Lancasters in July 1943 and remained in 8 Group until the end of the war. At the end of the war the squadron took part in Operation Manna, dropping food to the Dutch.
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