The squadron operated as a light bomber squadron throughout 1960

IMG_0730 1960 [MAHC]

Squadron personnel and aircraft on parade 1960 [Courtesy of Marham Aviation Heritage Centre]

Stationed at:

  • RAF Upwood


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


  • No. 1 Group, Bomber Command


  • Commanding Officer:
    • Wing Commander G Newberry
    • 18/07/1960: Handed over to Wing Commander H Neubroch OBE
  • Strength:

Daily 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)
  • Rangers
  •  Exercises:
    • Sunspot (RAF Luqa, Malta)
    • Yeoman
  • Displays Flypasts

Aircraft (from a station pool)

Canberra Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

  • None Recorded