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No. 171 Squadron
No 171 Squadron was formed at Gatwick in June, 1942 as a tactical reconnaissance unit of Army Co-operation Command. It began operations in October 1942, flying along the coast of France. It was disbanded and its equipment was passed to No 430 Squadron RCAF.
in September 1944 Flight C of No 199 Squadron was detached and became No 171 Squadron at North Creake, in No 100 Group. No 171 was engaged in bomber support duties, dropping 'window' to foil enemy radar. The squadron was disbanded on 27th July 1945.
Airfields No. 171 Squadron flew from:
- RAF Gatwick from 15th June 1942 (Army Co-operation Command. Tomahawks, Mustangs)
- disbanded 31st December 1942
- RAF North Creake, Norfolk from the 8th September 1944. (re-formed, Bomber Command. Stirling III, Halifax III)
- disbanded 27th July 1945
List of those who served with No. 171 Squadron during The Second World War
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