There were 8 ‘Heavy’ squadrons (Lancaster, Wellington, Stirling, or Halifax – all were flying Lancasters by August 1943) and 12 Mosquito Squadrons, including 1409 Meteorological Flight, which flew unarmed Mosquitoes on survey flights.

The squadron code is given after the squadron name.

THE HEAVIES

Warboys Wing Co's Lancaster
Warboys, Wing Commander’s Lancaster. Brian Reader.

7 Squadron – MG

35 Squadron – TL

83 Squadron – OL

97 Squadron – OF

156 Squadron – GT

405 Squadron – LQ

582 Squadron – 60

635 Squadron – F2

 

THE MOSQUITOES

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Dai Thomas and Sid Parlato. Michael Thomas.

105 Squadron – GB

109 Squadron – HS

128 Squadron – reformed September 1944 – M5

139 Squadron – XD

142 Squadron – reformed October 1944 – 4H

162 Squadron – reformed December 1944 – CR

163 Squadron – reformed January 1945 – there is a considerable query over what code this squadron had

571 Squadron – 8K

608 Squadron – reformed August 1944 – 6T

627 Squadron – A2

692 Squadron – P3

 

1409 Met Flight 

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Maurice Briggs and John Baker with their 1409 Meteorological Flight Mosquito