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The 20th June, marks the 73rd Anniversary of the start of OPERATION BELLICOSE the targeting of the Nazi Germany Zeppelin Works in Friedrichshafen and ending on the 24th June with the targeting of the Italian naval base at La Spezia. It was the first shuttle bombing raid in World War II and the second use of a Master Bomber. The first being the Dams Raid a month earlier.
         

 

 
 
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World War 2

In all, 97 Squadron lost 123 aircraft on operations in the course of completing 4066 sorties. Personnel from the Squadron won 18 DSOs, one OBE, 228 DFCs, 41 Bars to the DFC, one BEM, 163 DFMs, 2 Bars to the DFM, 2 United States of America DFCs, 2 Belgian Croix de Guerres and one Russian Medal of Valour. Recently the French Government has bestowed the la legion d'honneur to members of 97 Squadron

Missile

Cold War

In 1955 the contract from the United States Government for the development of an IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic missile) system went to the Douglas Aircraft Corporation, which by prodigious feats of design and engineering delivered the first SM - 75 Thor in October 1956 and despite an inauspicious start in the flight test programme - the first 4 launches ended in failure - the system was declared operational in 1959 and place under the control of bomber Command.

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Today

The squadron continues today through the 97 (straits settlements) Squadron Association. The Association is for all those who have served with 97 Squadron and is open to their relatives and friends as well. For the small cost of a one off payment of £10 you can be registered as a member or associate member of the Squadron Association, which entitles you to newsletters which are sent out periodically, and to attend the annual reunion. For details please use the contact page

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History

The history of 97 Squadron from its forming in December 1917, at Waddington to assuming the title of “97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron”,in February 1941. Finally its cold war importance.

 

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Roll Of Honour

97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron suffered losses during World war 2. Listed here all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

"Lest We Foirget"

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Links

The 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron Association is proud to be associated with.

 

 

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