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See all Archive items | See all wartime losses The squadron was formed with Wellingtons in April 1941 at RAF Driffield as part of 4 Group. It was the first Canadian squadron to join Bomber Command. From June to August 1941 the squadron was at RAF…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 415 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed in August 1941 in Coastal Command. Initially operating Hampdens in a torpedo-bomber role it later re-equipped with Wellingtons and Albacores. In July 1944 the…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 419 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed in December 1941 at RAF Mildenhall in 3 Group, equipped with Wellingtons. From August to November 1942 it had short spells at RAF Leeming, RAF Topcliffe and…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 420 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed in December 1941 at RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group. It was initially equipped with Hampdens but converted to Manchesters in April 1942. In August 1942 the…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 424 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed in October 1942 with Wellingtons at RAF Topcliffe as part of 4 Group, transferring to the Canadian 6 Group the following January. In April 1943 the squadron…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 425 Squadron was a French Canadian squadron formed at RAF Dishforth in June 1942 with Wellingtons as part of 4 Group, transferring to the Canadian 6 Group in January 1943. From May to October 1943 the…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 426 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed in October 1942 at RAF Dishforth with Wellingtons as part of 4 Group. The station and squadron transfered to the Canadian 6 Group in January 1943. In June…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 427 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed in November 1942 at RAF Croft equipped with Wellingtons as part of 4 Group. The station and squadron transferred to the Canadian 6 Group in January 1943 and…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 428 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed in November 1942 at RAF Dalton as part of 4 Group equipped with Wellingtons. It transferred to the Canadian 6 Group in January 1943 and moved to RAF Middleton…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 429 Squadron was a Canadian squadron formed at RAF East Moor with Wellingtons in November 1942 as part of 4 Group. In April 1943 it transferredto the Canadian 6 Group in April 1943 and in August 1943 it…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 455 Squadron was the first Royal Australian Air Force Bomber Command Squadron to be formed in the RAF. It originally formed in Australia in May 1941 and transferred to Britain in June 1941 at RAF…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 458 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron was formed in July 1941 in Australia and in August 1941 had moved to RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor as part of 1 Group. Flying Wellingtons it served with Bomber…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 460 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron was formed in November 1941 at RAF Molesworth with Wellingtons. In January 1942 it transferred to RAF Breighton to become the only Australian Squadron in 1 Group.…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 462 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron was formed in Egypt in September 1942 with Halifaxes but in March 1944 it was disbanded when serving in Italy. 462 Squadron reformed at RAF Driffield as part of 4…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 463 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force was formed from ‘C’ Flight of 467 Squadron in November 1943 at RAF Waddington in 5 Group. Although it was a main force squadron fhe RAF Film Unit used three…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 464 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron was formed at RAF Feltwell in September 1942 with Venturas as part of 2 Group. In April 1943 it moved to RAF Methwold and in June 1943 it transferred to the…

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 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…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 626 Squadron was formed from ‘C’ Flight 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby equipped with Lancasters in November 1943 as part of 1 Group. At the end of the war the squadron flew in Operation Manna, dropping…
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