466 Squadron [concept]

Title

466 Squadron [concept]

Description

466 Squadron was formed in October 1942 as part of 4 Group at RAF Driffield. Although intended as an Australian squadron under the Empire Air Training Scheme, the majority of its personnel were originally British. The replacement of these men with Australians was a gradual process and it was only towards the end of the war that the squadron gained a dominant Australian character. It moved to RAF Leconfield shortly after forming but returned to RAF Driffield in June 1944 until the end of the war.
It was stationed at: RAF Driffield and RAF Leconfield.
Aircraft flown included: Wellington and Halifax.
Wartime losses: 357

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin
Gemma Clapton

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“466 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6357.

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