75 Squadron [entry point]

Title

75 Squadron [entry point]
75 (NZ) Squadron; 75 (New Zealand) Squadron [entry point]

Description

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By the start of the war 75 Squadron was equipped with Wellingtons and it served as a pool training squadron at RAF Harwell becoming 15 Operational Training Unit in April 1940. The squadron was immediately reformed at RAF Feltwell in 3 Group as 75 Squadron using Wellingtons and aircrew provided by the New Zealand Government. From August 1940 to November 1942 the squadron was based at RAF Mildenhall. In November 1942 the squadron moved to RAF Newmarket and converted to Stirlings. From June 1943 to the end of the war the squadron was based at RAF Mepal where it had converted to Lancasters in March 1944. After the war the squadron number, badge and colours were given to New Zealand in acknowledgement of their contribution; the only squadron given to a Commonwealth country by Britain.

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“75 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6271.

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