7 Squadron [concept]


7 Squadron [concept]


7 Squadron was formed in May 1914 at Farnborough. In June 1939 it became a training unit, preparing crews for flying Hampdens. On 1 August 1940 it reformed with Stirlings, the first squadron to fly the aircraft, and was posted to 3 Group in October 1940. The squadron was transferred to 8 Group in August 1941 and served as a Pathfinder Squadron until the end of the war. It is operational today.

It was stationed at: RAF Doncaster, RAF Finningley, RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Leeming and RAF Oakington.

Aircraft flown included: Hampden, Stirling and Lancaster.

Wartime losses: 1005


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Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin
Gemma Clapton


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