105 Squadron [entry point]


105 Squadron [entry point]


See all Archive items | See all wartime losses

105 Squadron formed part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France with Battles early in the war before returning to England in June 1940 at RAF Honington and then to RAF Watton converting to Blenheims in 2 Group in July 1940. From October 1940 to December 1941 the squadron operated from RAF Swanton Morley with detachments sent to RAF Lossiemouth and Malta. In November 1941 it became the first squadron to be equipped with the Mosquito and moved the next month to RAF Horsham St Faith staying until September 1942. From September 1942 to March 1944 it operated from RAF Marham and whilst there in June 1943 transferred to 8 Group in an Oboe equipped Pathfinder role. The squadron’s final move was to RAF Bourn in March 1944 where it stayed until the end of the war having carried out more Mosquito operations than ay other squadron. At the end of the war the squadron took part in Operation Manna, by marking the dropping points for food to the Dutch.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
Sound                              Text. Training material
Technical aid

Item type refinement is covered in the FAQ section, questions 12 and 13. The Archive also comes with a range of tools for searching and browsing content: please see the help page.



“105 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6286.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.