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No. 9 Squadron RAF


Below is some genealogy information on the No. 9 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: The number 9 squadron was comprised of Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2s, Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8s, and Bristol Fighter aircraft, performing a mostly reconnaissance role. It was active from 1914. They took part in the following battles: the battle of the Somme, the 3rd battle of Ypres and the Hindenburg Line.

World War Two

Description: The number 9 (No. IX Bomber Squadron) squadron was comprised of Vickers Wellington and Avro Lancaster aircraft. They took part in fighting all across Europe, bombing ships to cities. Their crews provided several of the characters described in the film, 'The Great Escape', as well as several inmates at Colditz.


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