101 Squadron [concept]

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101 Squadron [concept]

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At the start of the war 101 Squadron was based at RAF West Raynham in 2 Group equipped with Blenheims. In May 1941 it converted to Wellingtons and moved two months later to RAF Oakington as part of 3 Group. In July 1942 the squadron moved to RAF Bourn followed by a move to RAF Stradishall from August to September 1942.  The squadron transferred to RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor in 1 Group in October 1942 and converted to Lancasters. In June 1943 the squadron moved to RAF Ludford Magna. It began operations with ABC (Airborne Cigar) system in 1943, the only squadron to do so. This entailed carrying an additional, German-speaking, crew member and equipment used to jam the German night fighter radio frequencies.

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“101 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6282.

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