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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.
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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.
- F/O Buckland. W/op. Read his story
- Cyril Cook. bomb aimer. Read his story
- Alf Holliday. mid upper gnr. Read his story
- Albert Jones. rear gnr. Read his story
- Roy Mercer. (d. 20 Feb 1944) Read his Story
- Ted Peters. flt eng Read his story
- Colin Gregory Phelps Read his story
- Harry Smith. nav. Read his story
- John Stratford. pilot Read his story
If you have any names to add to this list, or any recollections or photos of those listed, please get in touch.
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