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No. 105 Squadron Royal Air Force



   

No. 105 Squadron, RFC, was formed in September 1917, and mobilized as a corps reconnaissance squadron for service in Ireland. The Squadron was disbanded in 1920 then re-formed as a bomber squadron in 1937.

In the early months of the Second World War 105 Squadron flew Fairey Battles with the Advanced Air Striking Force in France. In July 1940 having returned to England, 105 Squadron joined No. 2 Group flying Blenheims. For a short time the squadron was detached to Malta. In 1942 No 105 Squadron became the first to receive Mosquitoes, joining the Pathfinder force in Summer 1943.

Airfields at which No. 105 Squadron were based:

  • Rheims Sep 1939
  • Villeneuve les Vertus, France Sep 1939 to May 1940
  • Perpignan/La Salanque Feb 1940 (Detachment)
  • Echemines, France May 1940
  • Villeneuve. (Detachment)
  • Nantes/Bougenais, France May 1940 to Jun 1940
  • Honington Jun 1940 to Jul 1940
  • Watton. Jul 1940 to Oct 1940
  • Swanton Morley Oct 1940 to Dec 1941
  • Lossiemouth May 1941. (Detachment)
  • Luqa, Malta Jul to Oct 1941. (Detachment)
  • Horsham St. Faith Dec 1941 to Sep 1942
  • Leuchars.Sep 1942. (Detachment)
  • Marham. Sep 1942 to Mar 1944
  • Bourn. Mar 1944 onwards


 

10th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

10th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

10th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

10th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

12th May 1940 12th May 1940

12th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

14th May 1940 105 Squadron Battle lost

17th Nov 1940 105 Squadron Blemheim lost

27th Nov 1940 105 Squadron Blenheim lost

1st Mar 1941 105 Squadron Blenheim lost

21st Mar 1941 Blenheim Lost

23rd Mar 1941 Bomber Command on Ops

17th Apr 1941 Eleven Aircraft Lost

23rd Apr 1941 Blenheim Lost

25th Apr 1941 Aircraft Lost

1st May 1941 Aircraft Lost

8th May 1941 Aircraft Lost

25th May 1941 Aircraft Lost

7th Jun 1941 Aircraft Lost

20th Jun 1941 Aircraft Lost

4th Jul 1941 Aircraft Lost

7th Jul 1941 Aircraft Lost

19th Jul 1941 Aircraft Lost

1st June 1942  150 Squadron Mosquito lost

2nd Jul 1942 105 Squadron Mosquito lost

8th Dec 1942 105 Squadron Mosquito lost


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Those known to have served with

No. 105 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Beckingham William Donald. WCdr.

The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List

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