35 Squadron [entry point]


35 Squadron [entry point]
35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron [entry point]


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In September 1939, 35 Squadron was a training unit, equipped with a mix of Battles, Ansons and Blenheims. It was based successively at RAF Cranfield, RAF Bassingbourn and RAF Upwood before it became 17 Operational Training Unit in April 1940. The squadron reformed in November 1940 to train on prototype and early production Halifaxes at RAF Boscombe Down and RAF Leeming before moving to RAF Linton on Ouse in December 1940 as part of 4 Group. It was the first squadron to operate Halifaxes. In August 1942 the squadron transferred to RAF Graveley to join the new Pathfinder Force. In March 1944 the squadron converted to Lancasters and remained in 8 Group for the rest of the war. In 1946 the squadron was chosen to represent Bomber Command in a goodwill tour of the USA.

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Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
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Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
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Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
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“35 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6258.

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