40 Squadron [concept]

Title

40 Squadron [concept]

Description

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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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin

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“40 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6261.

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