21 Squadron [concept]

Title

21 Squadron [concept]

Description

21 Squadron was originally formed in 1915. By 1939 the squadron was in 2 Group based at RAF Watton with Blenheims. Between June and October 1940 the squadron operated out of RAF Lossiemouth during the Norway Campaign following which it returned to RAF Watton to carry out anti-shipping strikes. In December 1941 the squadron was moved to Malta where it was disbanded in April 1942. Reformed the same day in April 1942 in Great Britain, the squadron still had Blenheims but soon converted to Venturas In October 1943 the Venturas were replaced by Mosquitos which were used by the squadron in precision daylight attacks as well as night bombing and intruder attacks.
It was stationed at: RAF Watton, RAF Methwold and RAF Lossiemouth.
Aircraft flown included: Blenheim, Ventura and Mosquito.
Wartime losses: 251

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Nigel Moore

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“21 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6256.

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