1954


The squadron operated as a medium bomber squadron and then as a light bomber squadron during 1954


Stationed at:

  • RAF Marham (Norfolk)

Role

  • Medium bomber and standby Air Sea Rescue squadron
  • 28/04/1954: Light bomber squadron, equipped for high altitude strategic bombing (SACEUR assigned unit)

Command

  • No. 1 Group, Bomber Command
  • 28/04/1954: Marham Wing, No. 1 Group, Bomber Command (which incorporated No. 115, No. 207, No. 35 and No. 90 Squadron)

Personnel

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Squadron Leader RS Sanders DFC AFC
  • Strength:

Activities

  • Training
    • Continuation Training (ground and air)
    • Operational Training (ground and air)
  • Assessment / Classification
    • Peer Reviews (as part of annual assessment)
    • Classification (individuals and crews)
  • Standby Air Sea Rescue
  • Exercises (at Command, Group, Station, Squadron, Flight or Crew level)
    • To be added
  • Displays / Flypasts
    • To be added

Aircraft

 

By the end of March 1954, the last Washington aircraft had left Marham for return to the United States

On 28th April 1954, the squadron started to re-equip with the Canberra B2 (plus the T4 for dual-purpose training) [Establishment: 10 Aircraft]

Aircraft utilised for exercises included:

  • To be added

Aircraft losses and incidents 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Airfield Incidents

Airfield incidents at RAF Marham during 1954 were as follows: