218 Squadron [concept]


218 Squadron [concept]
Gold Coast Squadron; [concept]


218 Squadron was originally formed in 1918 and by September 1939 it was stationed in France as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force equipped with Battles. After suffering heavy losses during the German advance in May 1940 the squadron moved back to the UK and converted to Blenheims. In November 1940 the squadron transferred to 3 Group and converted to Wellingtons. Stirlings superseded the Wellingtons in January 1942 and they were replaced by Lancasters in August 1944. The squadron was adopted by the Gold Coast, now Ghana.
It was stationed at: RAF Mildenhall, RAF Oakington, RAF Marham, RAF Downham Market, RAF Woolfox Lodge, RAF Methwold and RAF Chedburgh.
Aircraft flown included: Battle, Blenheim, Wellington, Stirling and Lancasters.
War time losses: 800


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Nigel Moore


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