97 Squadron [concept]


97 Squadron [concept]
Straits Settlements Squadron


97 Squadron was reformed in 1935. It had a number of training roles at different stations but became operational in March 1941 flying Manchesters from RAF Waddington. The squadron converted to Lancasters in January 1942. In April 1943 it moved to RAF Bourn and became a Pathfinder squadron as part of 8 Group. From April 1944 it was stationed at RAF Coningsby. The squadron was disbanded in January 1967.
It was stationed at: RAF Waddington, RAF Coningsby, RAF Bourn, RAF Gransden Lodge, RAF Graveley, RAF Oakington and RAF Woodhall Spa.
Aircraft flown included: Manchester and Lancaster
Wartime losses: 759


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Trevor Hardcastle


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