63 Squadron [concept]

Title

63 Squadron [concept]

Description

63 Squadron was originally formed in 1916 in the Royal Flying Corps and served in the Middle East until disbanding in 1920. It was reformed in 1937 and by the start of the Second World War was a bomber training unit flying Battles and Ansons. In April 1940 the squadron was amalgamated into 12 Operational Training Unit. In 1942 the squadron was reformed as a fighter squadron serving mainly in an Army and Navy co-operation and spotting role.
It was stationed at: RAF Upwood, RAF Abingdon and RAF Benson.
Aircraft flown included: Battles and Ansons.
Wartime losses (in Bomber Command): 6

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Nigel Moore

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“63 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6270.

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