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See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 144 Squadron was stationed at RAF Hemswell in 5 Group and equipped with Hampdens. It moved to RAF North Luffenham in July 1941. Having carried out the most Hampden opertions of…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 148 Squadron was a training squadron at RAF Stradishall equipped with Ansons and Wellingtons. It moved in September 1939 to RAF Harwell where it was renumbered 15 Operational…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939 149 Squadron was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in 3 Group equipped with Wellingtons. In November 1941 the squadron converted to Stirlings and it flew more sorties with the Stirling than…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war the Battles of 150 Squadron was sent to France as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force. On returning to Britain in June 1940 the squadron was assigned to 1 Group, re-equipped…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 189 Squadron reformed at RAF Bardney in October 1944 as part of 5 Group. Operating Lancasters the squadron moved to RAF Fulbeck in November 1944 but returned to RAF Bardney in April 1945 from where it…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 192 Squadron re-formed in January 1943 in 3 Group at RAF Gransden Lodge with Wellingtons, Halifaxes and Mosquitos. By late 1943, via a move to RAF Feltwell, the squadron was at RAF Foulsham in 100 Group…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 195 Squadron first formed as a fighter-bomber squadron with Typhoons from November 1942 to February 1944. The squadron reformed with Lancasters in October 1944 in 3 Group at RAF Witchford before moving…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 196 Squadron was formed at RAF Driffield in November 1942 as part of 4 Group. Moving to RAF Leconfield in December 1942 it was equipped with Wellingtons. In July 1943 the squadron transferred to 3…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 199 Squadron was formed as part of 1 Group at RAF Blyton in November 1942 flying Wellingtons. It moved to RAF Ingham in February 1943 but in June 1943 it transferred to 3 Group at RAF Lakenheath and…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 207 Squadron was a training squadron equipped with Battles and Ansons at RAF Cranfield. In December 1939 it moved to RAF Cottesmore where it became part of 12 Operational Training…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 487 Royal New Zealand Air Force Squadron was formed at RAF Feltwell in August 1942 equipped with Venturas as part of 2 Group. The squadron moved to RAF Methwold in April 1943 and in June 1943 the unit…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 514 Squadron was formed as part of 3 Group in September 1943 at RAF Foulsham equipped with the radial engined Lancaster Mk 2. The squadron became operational in early November 1943 just before moving to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 515 Squadron was formed in October 1942 in Fighter Command with Defiants equipped for jamming German radar. The squadron converted to Beaufighters in June 1943. 515 Squadron transferred to 100 Group in…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 550 Squadron was formed in November 1943 at RAF Grimsby as part of 1 Group. Equipped with Lancasters it moved to RAF North Killingholme in January 1944 where it stayed until the end of the war. In May…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 571 Squadron was formed in April 1944 at RAF Downham Market with Mosquitos as part of the Light Night Striking Force in 8 Group. Two weeks later the squadron moved to RAF Oakington where it stayed until…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 576 Squadron was formed as part of 1 Group Bomber Command in November 1943 at RAF Elsham Wolds from the ‘C’ Flight of 103 Squadron. It moved to RAF Fiskerton in October 1944. In early May 1945…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 578 Squadron was formed in January 1944 at RAF Snaith as part of 4 Group. Equipped with Halifaxes the squadron moved to RAF Burn in February 1944 where it stayed until it was disbanded in April…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 582 Squadron was formed in April 1944 RAF Little Staughton. It flew Lancasters as part of the8 GroupPathfinder Force. It disbanded in September 1945.At the end of the war the squadron took part in…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 608 Squadron was in Coastal Command in a maritime reconnaissance role equipped successively with Ansons, Bothas, Blenheims and Hudsons. It was disbanded in Italy on 31 July 1944…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses Led by Guy Gibson 617 Squadron was formed at RAF Scampton in March 1943 specifically to attack the Eder, Möhne and Sorpe dams with the bouncing bombinvented by Barnes Wallis and carried by modified…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 619 Squadron was formed at RAF Woodhall Spa in April 1943 equipped with Lancasters as part of 5 Group. In January 1944 it moved to RAF Conningsby followed by moves to RAF Dunholme Lodge in April 1944…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 620 Squadron was formed in June 1943 at RAF Chedburgh equipped with Stirlings as part of 3 Group. However, in November 1943 it transferred out of Bomber Command to 38 (Airborne Forces) Group. It flew in…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 622 Squadron was formed in August 1943 at RAF Mildenhall as part of 3 Group. It was initially equipped with Stirlings but converted to Lancasters in December 1943. At the end of the war the squadron…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 623 Squadron was formed in August 1943 at RAF Downham Market equipped with Stirlings as part of 3 Group. However it was a short-lived squadron as it was disbanded just four months later in December…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 625 Squadron was formed at RAF Kelstern equipped with Lancasters in October 1943 as part of 1 Group. In April 1945 the squadron moved to RAF Scampton. At the end of the war the squadron flew in…
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