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No. 692 Squadron Royal Air Force

   No 692 Squadron was formed on 1st January 1944 at Graveley as a light bomber unit in 8 Group Bomber Command, part of the LIght Night Striking Force. It was the first squadron to carry 4,000 lb bombs in Mosquitoes, used to attack Dusseldorf. It carried out low level night raids and minelaying operations until the end of the war, disbanding on 20th September 1945.

Airfields No. 692 Squadron flew from:
  • RAF Graveley, Huntingdonshire from 1st January 1944 (formed. Mosquito IV, Mosquito XVI) li>RAF Gransden Lodge, Huntingdonshire from 4th June 1945
  • disbanded 20th September 1945


5th Jun 1944 Mosquito Lost

27th Jun 1944 692 Squadron Mosquito lost

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No. 692 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Sqd.Ldr. James Phillip Farrow 692 Squadron.

My Dad, Sqd Leader James Phillip Farrow (RNZAF), flew with 50 Sqd not long after his arrival from the training he received in Canada sometime in either 1940/42. He was at that time a Sergeant. I would like to find out more about 50 squadron, as Phil passed away last year and I never really asked him anything about this Sqd. I think he must have been flying Hampton's, as he was next sent to 408 Canadian Sqd (Goose Sqd). I realise that many of my dadís mates may have passed on as he has, but one never knows. He did end up flying Mosies with 692 Sqd

Jeff Farrow

Sqd. Ldr. Ernest John Saunders DSO, DFC and Bar. 692 Squadron

I am looking for contacts with relatives of the late S/L Ernest John Saunders, DSO, DFC and BAR (RAFVR 108139), who flew a first tour with 40 Squadron and then a second and third tour with 692 Squadron. I am doing some researches on the 692 Squadron and would like to contact the relatives.

Adriano Silva Baumgartner

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