149 Squadron [concept]


149 Squadron [concept]
East India squadron; [concept]


149 Squadron was formed in 1918 and at the beginning of the war was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in 3 Group equipped with Wellingtons.
In November 1941 the squadron converted to Stirlings and it flew more sorties with the Stirling than any other squadron. Lancasters replaced the Stirlings in August 1944. 149 Squadron was one of the few squadrons that served continuously in Bomber Command throughout the war.

It was stationed at: RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath and RAF Methwold
Aircraft flown included: Wellington, Stirling and Lancaster.
Wartime losses: 853


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Nigel Moore


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