15 Squadron [concept]

Title

15 Squadron [concept]
XV Squadron; [concept]

Description

15 Squadron was originally formed in 1915. In September 1939 the squadron, was flying Battles and deployed in France as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force. The squadron returned to Great Britain in December 1939 and converted to Blenheims. It operated from RAF stations at Alconbury and Wyton. Wellingtons replaced the Blenheims in November 1940 which, in turn, were superseded by Stirlings in April 1941. The Squadron moved from RAF Wyton to RAF Bourn and then, in April 1943, to RAF Mildenhall from where it operated until 1946. In December 1943 the squadron converted to Lancasters. The squadron disbanded in 2017.
It was stationed at: RAF Alconbury, RAF Wyton, RAF Bourn and RAF Mildenhall.
Aircraft flown included: Battle, Blenheim, Stirling and Lancaster.
Wartime losses: 952

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Nigel Moore

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Citation

“15 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6254.

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