186 Squadron [entry point]

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186 Squadron [entry point]

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186 Squadron was formed in 1943 initially as an Army support squadron but then as a fighter-bomber squadron flying Hurricanes, Typhoons and Spitfires until being renumbered as 130 Squadron in April 1944. 186 Squadron was reformed in October 1944 as a heavy bomber squadron with Lancasters in 3 Group at RAF Tuddenham. In December 1944 the squadron moved to RAF Stradishall. The squadron took part in Operation Manna, dropping food to the Dutch, and Operation Exodus, repatriating ex-prisoners of war before disbanding in July 1945. 

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“186 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6314.

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