166 Squadron [entry point]


166 Squadron [entry point]


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In September 1939, 166 Squadron was equipped with Whitleys at RAF Abingdon and used as a training squadron before merging with other units in 1940 to become 10 Operational Training Unit. In January 1943, 166 Squadron was reformed at RAF Kirmington in 1 Group equipped with Wellingtons. It converted to Lancasters in September 1943. At the end of the war the squadron took part in Operation Manna, dropping 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
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“166 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6309.

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