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Squadron

Motto:

Per Purum Tonantes

Translation:

Thundering Through The Clear Air

Created:

1917

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Disbanded:

1958

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The squadron was formed in July 1917 as a fighter squadron and used as London defence. It was disbanded after the First World War and was only reformed in 1937 as a bomber squadron. It flew Hampdens until mid-1941 before converting to Manchesters and then to Lancasters. Post war it flew Lincolns and Canberras before the squadron was disbanded in 1958.

Squadron Memorials:

Bases where the Squadron flew Lancasters

Airfield
From

Jun 42

Nov 43

Feb 43

Apr 44

Jun 45

Jan 46

To

Nov 43

Feb 44

Apr 43

Jun 45

Jan 46

May 46