49

Squadron

Motto:

Cave Canem

Translation:

Beware Of The Dog

Created:

1916

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Disbanded:

1965

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49 Sqn was formed in April 1916 and disbanded shortly after end of the First World War and wasn't reformed until 1936 when it was the first operational squadron to receive the Handley Page Hampden. In 1942 it converted firstly to Manchesters and then to Lancasters which it flew until the end of the war. After the war, the aircraft flew Lincolns and Valiants and was the first squadron to drop a hydrogen bomb at Christmas Island.

Squadron Memorials:

Bases where the Squadron flew Lancasters

Airfield
From

Jul 42

Jan 43

Oct 44

Apr 45

Sep 45

Jul 46

To

Jan 43

Oct 44

Apr 45

Sep 45

Jul 46

Mar 50