142 Squadron [entry point]

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142 Squadron [entry point]

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In the early months of the war 142 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France equipped with Battles. Returning to Britain in June 1940 the squadron was based initially at RAF Waddington before moving to RAF Binbrook in July as part of 1 Group. After a brief spell at RAF Eastchurch in August-September 1940 the squadron returned to RAF Binbrook where it converted to Wellingtons. The squadron moved to RAF Grimsby in November 1941 where it stayed until it was posted to the Middle East in December 1942. It re-joined Bomber Command in October 1944 flying Mosquitos as part of the 8 Group Light Night Striking Force based at RAF Gransden Lodge.

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“142 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6298.

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