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No. 148 Squadron RAF

 

Below is some genealogy information on the No. 148 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: No. 148 squadron was formed in 1918 in Hampshire as a night bombing squadron. It was comprised of Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b aircraft. It was disbanded in 1919.

World War Two

Description: The number 148 (Special Duties) squadron was reformed in 1937 in Lincolnshire. It was comprised of Hawker Audax, Vickers Wellesley, Handley Page Heyford, Vickers Wellington, Consolidated Liberator, Handley Page Halifax, Westland Lysander and Short Stirling Spitfire aircraft. Initially performing as a long-range medium bombing squadron they reorganised as a heavy bombing unit following the outbreak of war. However they soon became a training unit, but in 1940 they reformed in Malta, supporting actions in North Africa and Italy.

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