The Wartime Memories Project - No. 166 Squadron

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No.166 Squadron was first formed in 1918. The Squadron was reformed in 1936 as a heavy-bomber squadron. Just after the outbreak of war 166 became a No. 6 Group training squadron, merging with No. 97 Squadron and SHQ Abingdon to form No. 10 OTU in April 1940.

No. 166 Squadron re-formed in January 1943, at Kirmington, Lincolnshire as a bomber squadron flying Wellingtons and from September 1943, Lancasters.

Airfields at which No. 166 Squadron were based:

  • Leconfield. Jan 1937 to Sept 1939
  • Abingdon Sept 1939 to Apr 1940
  • Jurby. detachment from Feb 1940 to Apr 1940
  • Kirmington. from Jan 1943

I am looking for photos and info of Roy Mercer who served in 166 Squadron Royal Air Force in WW2. He died on 20th February 1944.


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List of those who servedwith 166 Squadron during the Second World War.

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