40 Squadron [concept]


40 Squadron [concept]


40 Squadron was formed in 1916 at Gosport, Hampshire. In 1940 it flew operations in Blenheims against the German invasion barges. It then converted to Wellingtons as part of 1 Group before being posted to Malta in October 1941. The squadron then moved with the Allied forces to Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and to Italy.
It was stationed at: RAF Wyton and RAF Alconbury.
Aircraft flown included: Battle, Blenheim and Wellington.
Wartime losses: 220


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Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin


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