1957


The squadron operated as a light bomber squadron throughout 1957


Stationed at:

  • RAF Upwood (Cambridgeshire)
  • Detached to Luqa, Malta (11/03/1957 to 08/04/1957)
  • Detached to Luqa, Malta (09/09/1957 to 04/10/1957)

Role

  • Light bomber squadron, equipped for high altitude strategic bombing (SACEUR assigned unit)

Command

  • Main Force, Bomber Command

Personnel

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Squadron Leader RG Price DFC
  • Strength:

Notes: In February 1957, the squadron amalgamated with No 18 Squadron and it sub divided into 3 Flights (A, B and C)

Activities

  • Continuation Training (individual crew members) and Operational Training (crew) including:
    • Ground Training
    • Air Training (such as cross country, bombing, air to sea firing, fighter affiliation and formation flying)
    • Ongoing Assessment / Classification
  • Air Tests
  • Regular station readiness and dispersal exercises
  • Lone Rangers
    • El Adem
    • Gibralter
    • Idris
    • Luqa, Malta
    • Habbaniya
    • Wunstorf
  • Joint Exercises (at Command, Group, Station, Squadron, Flight or Crew level)
    • Kingpin (Regular)
    • Port Wine (August 1957)
    • Counterpunch (September 1957)
    • Deepwater (September 1957)
    • Phoenix (November 1957)
    • Orpen (December 1957)
    • Goldflake
    • Marshmallow
    • Vigilant
  • Displays / Flypasts
    • Farnborough (September 1957)
  • Bombing Competitions

Aircraft (from a station pool)

Canberra Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

  • None Recorded