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No. 199 Squadron Royal Air Force

   During WW1, No 199 was a night-bomber training squadron from June 1917 to June 1918, disbanding in June 1919.

No 199 Squadron was re-formed at Blyton in Bomber Command in November 1942. It flew Wellingtons from December 1942 to June 1943, then converting to Stirlings. In May 1944 the squadron became non-operational, training for countermeasure duties with No 100 Group. On D-Day No 199's Stirlings jammed Channel radar, simulating a large flotilla of ships and aircraft, confusing and drawing the enemy as the main invasion was heading to Normandy. Such methods of support continued until the end of the war. No 199 disbanded in July 1945.

Airfields No. 199 Squadron flew from:

  • RAF Blyton, Lincolnshire from the 7th November 1942 (Formed, Bomber Command. 1 Group. Wellington III)
  • RAF Ingham, Lincolnshire from the 3rd February 1943 (Wellington X)
  • to 3 Group, RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk from 20th June 1943 (Stirling III)
  • to 100 Group, RAF North Creake, Norfolk from 1st May 1944 (Halifax III)
  • disbanded 29th July 1945


13th March 1943 199 Squadron Wellington lost

5th March 1945 Stirling Lost

16th June 1944 Stirling Lost

25th Jun 1945 Halifax Lost

29th August 1944 Stirling Lost

9th September 1944 Stirling Lost

16th September 1944 Stirling Lost

25th September 1944 Stirling Lost

3rd May 1945 Stirlings Lost

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Those known to have served with

No. 199 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Adam Russell Edwin. F/Sgt. (d.1 Sept 1943)
  • Bell James Ramsay. W/O
  • Maden Ronald. F/O. (d.6th Jan 1945)

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W/O James Ramsay "Jock" Bell 199 Squadron

My father, James Bell known as Jock, served with 199 Squadron from November 1943 till June 1947. He was a rear gunner and his skipper's name was Tom Walford. I have a few photos of his crew and still have his log book.

Lesley Taylor

F/O. Ronald Maden 171 Squadron (d.6th Jan 1945)

My Uncle, Ronald Maden was killed in action with the rest of his crew on 6th of January 1945 after taking off from RAF North Creake in Norfolk. He flew first with 199 Squadron from RAF North Creake and then with 171 Squadron also from RAF North Creake.

John Maden

F/Sgt. Russell Edwin Adam 199 Squadron (d.1 Sept 1943)

Flight Sergeant Russell Edwin Adam R/161411 was the son of James and Ethel Adam and husband to Betty Jane Adam of Toronto. He served with 199 Squadron RAF as a member of the RCAF. He died the 1st of Sept 1943 and is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany. His name is remembered in the Dorchester Womens Institute Tweedsmuir History. Looking for a picture.

John P Sargeant

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