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No. 88 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force



20th Sep 1939 88 Squadron aircraft lost

20th Sep 1939 Fairey Battle lost

23rd Mar 1940 88 Squadron Battle lost

11th May 1940 88 Squadron Battle lost

11th May 1940 88 Squadron Battle lost

13th Jun 1940 Aircraft Lost

14th May 1940 88 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 Aircraft Lost

17th May 1940 88 Squadron Battle abandoned

23rd May 1940 88 Squadron Battle lost

26th May 1940 88 Squadron Battle lost

11th Jun 1940 Aircraft Lost

12th Jun 1940 Aircraft Lost

28th Jul 1941 Aircraft Lost

26th Aug 1941 Aircraft Lost

27th Aug 1941 Aircraft Lost

28th Aug 1941 Aircraft Lost

18th Sep 1941 Aircraft Lost

22nd Sep 1941 Aircraft Lost

17th Oct 1941 Aircraft Lost

20th Oct 1941 Aircraft Lost

26th Oct 1941 Aircraft Lost

15th Nov 1941 Aircraft Lost

19th Jul 1942 88 Squadron Boston lost

6th Dec 1942 88 Squadron Boston lost


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Those known to have served with

No. 88 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Cpl. Douglas Curtis 88 Sqd.

My father, Corporal Douggie Curtis, was posted to 88Sqn sometime at the end of 1943, at Hartford Bridge, Hants. He was a ground engineer (airframes), and helped convert the aircraft for the smoke laying mission on D-Day. He always told me that the pipes and fittings were standard plumbers fittings. He also told me that the invasion markings were hand painted, so that when you see photos they look a bit ragged. Also the white noses marked the Bostons as smoke layers.

Jon Curtis



Sgt. John Llewelyn 88 Squadron (d.21st July 1942)

Terrell USA 1941

J Llewelyn 2nd row 2nd right 1941 in UK

Air gunners w/operators and Obserers course 1941 UK

Llewelyn end of third row on the right Terell, Dallas, Texas July 1941

USA 1941 J Llewelyn second from right.

John Llewelyn graduated form St Davids College Lampeter Wales in 1939. He joined RAF in Oct 1940 and killed on the 21st of August 1942 he was 24 yrs old. He trained as a pilot in Terrell Base 1 BTFS Dallas, America in July to December 1941. He was in 17 OTU then 88 Squadron then 19OTU. He was a sergeant pilot.

Geraint Llewelyn



S/Ldr John Marchbank "Jimmy" Betts DFC,AFC 226 squadron

Jimmy Betts served with 226 & 88 Squadrons.

John Betts







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