102 Squadron [concept]


102 Squadron [concept]
Ceylon Squadron; [concept]


102 Squadron formed in 1917 and was a reserve squadron as part of 4 Group Bomber Command at the start of the Second World War. It flew operations from RAF Topcliffe before being transferred to Coastal Command. It returned to Bomber Command in 1942 and flew operations from RAF Pocklington. In March 1945 it was transferred to Transport Command. It was disbanded in February 1946.
It was stationed at: RAF Driffield, RAF Prestwick, RAF Topcliffe and RAF Pocklingotn.
Aircraft flown included: Whitley and Halifax.
Wartime losses: 1014


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Gemma Clapton


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