9 Squadron [concept]


9 Squadron [concept]


9 Squadron was formed as a Royal Flying Corps unit at St Omer, France in December 1914. In February 1939, the squadron moved to RAF Honington, equipped with the Wellington and was first employed in anti-shipping operations. The squadron was occasionally attached to Coastal Command. In September 1942 the Squadron converted to Lancasters and moved to RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group. Following a move to RAF Bardney in 1943, the Squadron specialised in dropping large bombs, in particular the 12,000lb (5,440kg) Tallboy and the squadron participated in the successful operation to sink the German battleship Tirpitz in November 1944.

It was stationed at: RAF Honington, RAF Waddington and RAF Bardney

Aircraft flown included: Heyford, Wellington, Lancaster.

Wartime losses: 1061


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Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin
Gemma Clapton


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