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No. 217 Squadron RAF


Below is some genealogy information on the No. 217 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 Dunkirk, they flew Airco DH4 aircraft, flying day raids into Belgium. They disbanded in 1919.

World War Two

Description: The number 217 squadron was reformed in 1937 and was comprised of Avro Ansons. In 1940 they re-equipped with Bristol Beaufort aircraft, and formed part of Coastal Command. They relocated to Ceylon where they also flew Lockheed Hudsons. In 1944 they converted to Bristol Beaufighters. They disbanded in 1945.


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