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No. 625 Squadron Royal Air Force

   No 625 Squadron was formed from 'C' flight of No 100 Squadron, at Kelstern, on 1st October 1943. Flying Lancasters as part of 1 Group Bomber Command's night offensive against Germany until April 1945. After a short period of dropping food to the Dutch, POW repatriation flights and transporting troops from Italy back to Britain, it disbanded 7th October 1945.

Airfields No. 625 Squadron flew from:
  • RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire from the 1st of October, 1943 (formed. Lancaster I, Lancaster III)
  • RAF Scapton, Lincolnshire from the 5th April 1945
  • disbanded 7th October 1945.


17th Dec 1943 625 Squadron Lancaster lost

17th Dec 1943 625 Squadron Lancaster lost

16th Feb 1944 625 Squadron Lancaster lost

20th Feb 1944 625 Squadron Lancaster lost

20th Feb 1944 625 Squadron Lancaster lost

30th Mar 1944 Aircraft Lost

4th May 1944 625 Squadron Lancaster lost

13th Jul 1944 625 Squadron Lancaster lost

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No. 625 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Flt.Sgt. Herbert Arthur Slocombe 625 Squadron

HA Slocombe 625 sqdn

HA Slocombe 15 ITU Bridlington

Herbert Slocombe flew with 625 Squadron

Liz Heath

Sgt. Claude Stanley Bassett 625 Sqdn. (d.5th June 1942)

Sgt Bassett was killed when his aircraft was involved in an aircrash on 5th June 1942. He was the son of Mr Arthur Henry Cash Bassett and Mrs Gertrude Alice Bassett of Ropley, Hampshire, England and is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery, Row SE Grave 3. He was on Night Fighter Duty: Search Light co-operation. Take-off Tangmere 8 May 1942 0005 hrs. Up 3.54 hrs. Crashed 0359 hrs.

Jim "Paddy" Law 625 Sqdn.

Jim Law was a rear gunner in a Lancaster with 625 Squadron.

Bessie "Betty" Farey 625 Sqdn.

On browsing this site with my mother, Bessie 'Betty' Farey, who was in the WAAFs at Kelstern, 625 Squadron we came across William Bates story. My mother married my dad, who was a rear gunner in Q Lancaster, 625 Squadron at RAF Kelstern, Jim 'Paddy' Law on St Patricks Day, 17th March 1945 in Bradford West Yorkshire and William Bates was their best man. Is the William Bates on this site the same William Bates and if so can you get in touch with us? We would be delighted to hear from you. Also anyone else stationed at Kelstern 1942 to 1945, we would love to share some memories.

Andria Law

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