Below is some genealogy information on the No. 142 Squadron of the Royal Air Force that may help searches for military ancestors.
Theatres of War, Army Regiments, Naval Detachments, RAF
World War One
Description: Formed in 1918 in Egypt as both a fighter and bomber unit. They moved to Palestine shortly after but were disbanded in 1920 whey they were renamed 55 Squadron.
World War Two
Description: Reformed in 1934 and at the outbreak of the war served with the Advanced Air Striking Force, being the first AASF squadron to bomb the advancing Germans. They were equipped with Fairey Battles at the time. Towards the end of 1940 they converted to Vickers Wellingtons, taking part in night bombing missions. They relocated to North Africa in 1942, flying over Tunisia and Italy. They disbanded in 1944 but reformed the same year in England with de Havilland Mosquitoes on light night bombing missions.
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