161 Squadron [entry point]
161 Squadron was formed at RAF Newmarket in February 1942 in a Special Duties role in 3 Group. After a brief spell at RAF Graveley it moved to RAF Tempsford in April 1942 where it stayed until the end of the war. The squadron supported resistance groups in Occupied Europe by picking up and dropping Special Operations Executive agents and supplies. The squadron also flew convoy escort patrols. It flew a mix of Lysanders, Whitleys, Wellingtons, Havocs, Hudsons, Albermarles, Ansons, Halifaxes and Stirlings.Refinements:
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