75 Squadron [concept]

Title

75 Squadron [concept]
75 (NZ) Squadron; 75 New Zealand Squadron; [concept]

Description

By the start of the war 75 Squadron was equipped with Wellingtons and it served as a pool training squadron in 3 Group. In April 1940 it was absorbed into 6 (Training) Group. The squadron was immediately reformed in 3 Group as 75 (NZ) Squadron using Wellingtons and aircrew provided by the New Zealand Government. In November 1942 the Wellingtons were replaced by Stirlings and they, in turn, were superseded by Lancasters during March 1944.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.
It was stationed at: RAF Stradishall, RAF Harwell, RAF Feltwell, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Newmarket and RAF Mepal.
Aircraft flown included: Wellington, Stirling and Lancaster.
Wartime losses: 1138

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Nigel Moore

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Citation

“75 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6271.

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