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My Dad's RAF Command - RAF Maintenance Command

My Dad's RAF Command - RAF Maintenance Command

#102 Squadron was a Royal Air Force night bomber squadron in World War I and a heavy bomber squadron in World War II. After the war it flew briefly as a transport squadron before being reformed a light bomber unit with the Second Tactical Air Force within RAF Germany. Its last existence was as a Thor strategic missile unit. Was formed in August 1917 as a night bomber unit at Hingham, Norfolk with the RAF F.E.2b and F.E.2ds.

102 Squadron –during was part of No 4 Group (Bomber Command) based at Driffield, Yorkshire.

The RAF Regiment is an integral and vital part of the RAF. At its heart the RAF Regiment about warfighting: it is, man for man, the World leader in Air Dismounted Close Combat and Air-minded Force Protection. It is a ground combat specialised capability, experienced and battle-hardened after sustained deployed operations which have honed its capabilities. Air-mindedness, agility, very high readiness, physical and mental robustness and the warrior ethos are central to Corps culture.

The RAF Regiment is an integral and vital part of the RAF. At its heart the RAF Regiment about warfighting: it is, man for man, the World leader in Air Dismounted Close Combat and Air-minded Force Protection. It is a ground combat specialised capability, experienced and battle-hardened after sustained deployed operations which have honed its capabilities. Air-mindedness, agility, very high readiness, physical and mental robustness and the warrior ethos are central to Corps culture.

254 Squadron

With the arrival of Halloween it falls upon me to make the obligatory tenuous link between the festivities and the RAF.

Royal Air Force Mildenhall, is a Royal Air Force (RAF) station located near Mildenhall in Suffolk, England. Despite its status as a Royal Air Force station, it primarily supports United States Air Force (USAF) operations, and is currently the home of the 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW).On 8 January 2015, the United States Department of Defense announced that operations at RAF Mildenhall would end, and be relocated to Germany and also within the UK.

Royal Air Force Mildenhall, is a Royal Air Force (RAF) station located near Mildenhall in Suffolk, England. Despite its status as a Royal Air Force station, it primarily supports United States Air Force (USAF) operations, and is currently the home of the 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW).On 8 January 2015, the United States Department of Defense announced that operations at RAF Mildenhall would end, and be relocated to Germany and also within the UK.

#101st RAF Squadron was formed at South Farnborough on 12 July 1917, and two weeks later went to St Andre-aux Bois, France with FE2s as a night bomber squadron. At the outbreak of WW II, the squadron was equipped with Blenheim IVs and was involved in attacks against enemy barge concentrations in the Channel Ports.

Posted onto the Sqn at Brize Norton May 83 to Jan

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