83 Squadron [concept]


83 Squadron [concept]


83 Squadron was first formed during the First World war but re-formed in August 1936. Its motto was Strike to Defend. The squadron converted from Hampdens to Manchesters in December 1941 and to Lancasters in May 1942. The squadron transferred to 8 Group as Pathfinders in August 1942 at RAF Wyton and moved to RAF Coningsby in April 1944 to act as markers for 5 Group.
The squadron flew Lincolns and Vulcans before disbanding in 1969.
It was stationed at: RAF Scampton, RAF Wyton and RAF Coningsby.
Aircraft flown included: Hampden, Manchester and Lancaster.
Wartime losses: 870


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Nigel Moore, Clare Bennett, and Julian Maslin, “83 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 9, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6276.

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