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See all Archive items | See all wartime losses From July 1942 to June 1943, 163 Squadron operated Hudsons in a communications role in North Africa. The squadron reformed in January 1945 at RAF Wyton as part of 8 Group. It was equipped with Mosquitos…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 162 Squadron was formed in the Middle East in January 1942 and operated Blenheims, Wellingtons and Baltimores in a radar and radio calibration role until disbanding in September 1944. The squadron…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 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…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 158 Squadron formed at RAF Driffield in February 1942 from the renumbering of 104 Squadron. Equipped with Wellingtons in 4 Group the squadron moved to RAF East Moor to convert to Halifaxes. A move to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 156 Squadron was reformed at RAF Alconbury in February 1942 with Wellingtons as part of 3 Group. In August 1942 it moved to RAF Warboys as one of the original Pathfinder squadrons. In January 1943 the…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 153 Squadron was formed as a night-fighter squadron in October 1941 and flew Defiants, Blenheims and Beaufighters. In December 1942 the squadron moved to North Africa and also operated Beaufighters,…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 138 Squadron was reformed at RAF Newmarket in August 1941 in 3 Group in a Special Duties role. From December 1941 to March 1942 the squadron was based at RAF Stradishall before moving to RAF Tempsford.…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses From October 1941 to March 1943 128 Squadron was a fighter squadron with Hurricanes stationed in West Africa. The squadron reformed in September 1944 at RAF Wyton as part of 8 Group. It was equipped…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 115 Squadron was in 3 Group throughout the war. In September 1939 it was based at RAF Marham equipped with Wellingtons. From September 1942 to November 1942 it moved to RAF Mildenhall and then to RAF…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 114 Squadron was stationed at RAF Wyton in 2 Group equipped with Blenheims. It was sent to France in December 1939 as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force. It returned to Britain…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 110 Squadron was in 2 Group during the first part of the war. It was stationed at RAF Wattisham flying Blenheims in daylight operations. Detachments were sent to RAF Lossiemouth in April-May 1940, to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 106 Squadron was a reserve bomber unit flying Hampdens as part of 5 Group stationed at RAF Cottesmore. It moved to RAF Finningley in October 1939 and became operational in September…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 103 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France with Battles. The squadron returned to Britain in June 1940 and, via a two week spell at RAF Honington, moved…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939 102 Squadron was part of 4 Group flying Whitleys from RAF Driffield. Brief spells were spent at RAF Leeming, RAF Prestwick on a 6 week loan to Coasatal Command and then RAF Linton on…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 101 Squadron was based at RAF West Raynham in 2 Group equipped with Blenheims. In May 1941 it converted to Wellingtons and moved two months later to RAF Oakington as part of 3…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In 1938, 99 Squadron was the first squadron to be equipped with Wellingtons. At the start of the war it was part of 3 Group at RAF Mildenhall but moved by mid-September 1939 to RAF Newmarket, via a few…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the Second World War 77 Squadron was equipped with Whitleys at RAF Driffield as part of 4 Group. From August to October 1940 the squadron was at RAF Linton on Ouse and moved to RAF…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 76 Squadron was reformed at RAF Finningley in April 1937 and was a training squadron with Ansons and Hampdens at RAF Upper Heyford until April 1940 when it became 16 Operational Training Unit. It…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses By the start of the war 75 Squadron was equipped with Wellingtons and it served as a pool training squadron at RAF Harwell becoming 15 Operational Training Unit in April 1940. The squadron was…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the Second World War 63 Squadron was a bomber training unit at RAF Upwood flying Battles and Ansons. It moved for 10 days to RAF Abingdon before going to RAF Benson in mid-September 1939…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 61 Squadron was part of 5 Group flying Hampdens at RAF Hemswell. In July 1941 it converted to Manchesters and moved to RAF North Luffenham where it stayed until November 1941.…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 50 Squadron was flying Hampdens from RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group. From July 1940 to July 1941 the squadron was based at RAF Lindholme. It then moved to RAF Swinderby until…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 44 Squadron was reformed in March 1937 and flew Hampdens from RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group at the start of the war. In December 1941 it was the first squadron to introduce Lancasters to operational…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 21 Squadron was in 2 Group based at RAF Watton with Blenheims. From June to October 1940 the squadron operated out of RAF Lossiemouth following which it returned to RAF Watton to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 18 Squadron was equipped with Blenheims and sent to France as part of the Air Component of the British Expeditionary Force. In May 1940 the squadron returned to Britain at RAF…
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