|57 Squadron Royal Air Force|
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Updated : 9 Jan 09
Reformed: Dec 1945 through renumbering of 103 Sqn.
Squadron was based at:
RAF Scampton :: Oct 1942 - Aug 1943, Dec 1945 - May 1946
RAF East Kirkby :: 28 Aug 1943 - Nov 1945
RAF Elsham Wolds :: Nov 1945 - Dec 1945
RAF Lindholme :: May 1946 - ??
RAF Waddington :: 1946 - 1953
RAF Wittering :: 1953 -
RAF Honington :: - 1956
RAF Coningsby :: 1956 - >Sep 1957
Squadron code: DX, QT
Lancaster Mk I, Mk III
Lincoln :: >= 1946 - ??
Canberra B2 :: <= 1956 - > Sep 1957
Victor B1 ::
In Dec 1945 103 Sqn was renumbered to 57 Sqn on moving to RAF Scampton.
The Sqn moved from RAF Honington with its Canberra B2 aircraft and ground and aircrews in 1956 to RAF Coningsby, just as Gleesons contractors finished reconstruction work after a period of care and maintenance.
A 57 Sqn Canberra can be seen at the North East Aircraft Museum :: click here
Sqn Canberra at the North East Aircraft Museum
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