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No. 218 Squadron RAF


Below is some genealogy information on the No. 218 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: Initially No.18 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), number 218 squadron was active from 1918. The squadron was comprised of Airco DH.9 aircraft. They performed day bombing raids, flying 117 sorties in total, and claiming 37 downed enemy aircraft.

World War Two

Description: The number 218 squadron was comprised of Fairey battle, Bristol Blenheim, Vickers Wellington, Short Stirling and Avro Lancaster aircraft. Initially dropping leaflets over occupied territory and performing reconnaissance duties, the squadron later took on bombing missions.


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