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formed on April 1st 1918 from 7 Squadron RNAS at Couderkerque, France. motto: Seper paratus (Always prepared). Code: EM
Three Avro Lancaster B1's of No 207 Squadron RAF, over the English countryside - World War 2

Three Avro Lancaster B1's of No 207 Squadron RAF, over the English countryside - World War 2

Armourers make final checks on the bomb load of an Avro Lancaster B Mark I of No. 207 Squadron RAF at Syerston, Nottinghamshire, before a night bombing operation to Bremen, Germany. The mixed load (Bomber Command executive codeword ‘Usual’), consists of a 4,000-lb HC bomb (‘cookie’) and small bomb containers (SBCs) filled with 30-lb incendiaries, with the addition of four 250-lb target indicators (TI).

Armourers make final checks on the bomb load of an Avro Lancaster B Mark I of No. 207 Squadron RAF at Syerston, Nottinghamshire, before a night bombing operation to Bremen, Germany. The mixed load (Bomber Command executive codeword ‘Usual’), consists of a 4,000-lb HC bomb (‘cookie’) and small bomb containers (SBCs) filled with 30-lb incendiaries, with the addition of four 250-lb target indicators (TI).

Avro Manchester Mk.I of No.207 Squadron at RAF Waddington

Avro Manchester Mk.I of No.207 Squadron at RAF Waddington

Avro Manchester Mark I, L7284 EM-D, of No. 207 Squadron RAF based at Waddington, Lincolnshire, in flight.

Avro Manchester Mark I, L7284 EM-D, of No. 207 Squadron RAF based at Waddington, Lincolnshire, in flight.

Handley PageHP.12 (O/400) Unit: 207 Sqn, RAF Serial: B-I (D4563) Based at Ligescourt, France in 1918, the squadron was the first to operate Handley Page...

Handley PageHP.12 (O/400) Unit: 207 Sqn, RAF Serial: B-I (D4563) Based at Ligescourt, France in 1918, the squadron was the first to operate Handley Page...

JUL 21 1942 Churchill: “severe, ruthless bombing of Germany” needed Two Avro Lancaster B Mk Is, R5509 ‘EM-G’ and R5570 ‘EM-F’, of No. 207 Squadron RAF based at Bottesford, Linclonshire, in flight. Both aircraft were eventually lost on operations, R5509 while minelaying in the Baltic on 17 August 1942, and R5570 which crashed near Milan while on a night bombing raid to Turin on 9 December 1942.

JUL 21 1942 Churchill: “severe, ruthless bombing of Germany” needed Two Avro Lancaster B Mk Is, R5509 ‘EM-G’ and R5570 ‘EM-F’, of No. 207 Squadron RAF based at Bottesford, Linclonshire, in flight. Both aircraft were eventually lost on operations, R5509 while minelaying in the Baltic on 17 August 1942, and R5570 which crashed near Milan while on a night bombing raid to Turin on 9 December 1942.

207 Squadron RAF History - Dedication and Unveiling of the new Airfield Memorial at the site of RAF Spilsby

207 Squadron RAF History - Dedication and Unveiling of the new Airfield Memorial at the site of RAF Spilsby

Fairey Gordon 35  207 Sqn RAF

Fairey Gordon 35 207 Sqn RAF

Avro Lancaster B Mark I, R5908 'EM-B', of No. 207 Squadron RAF

Avro Lancaster B Mark I, R5908 'EM-B', of No. 207 Squadron RAF

Air mechanics of No. 207 Squadron RAF moving a big bomb by rail-trolley to load it on to a night bombing aeroplane. Ligescourt, 29 August 1918. The caption on the bomb reads: "A little hell pie from the RAF.

Air mechanics of No. 207 Squadron RAF moving a big bomb by rail-trolley to load it on to a night bombing aeroplane. Ligescourt, 29 August 1918. The caption on the bomb reads: "A little hell pie from the RAF.

RAF 207 Squadron Manchester in flight, circa 1940-1941

[Photo] RAF 207 Squadron Manchester in flight, circa 1940-1941

RAF 207 Squadron Manchester in flight, circa 1940-1941

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207 Squadron RAF History - Dedication and Unveiling of the new Airfield Memorial at the site of RAF Spilsby

207 Squadron RAF History - Dedication and Unveiling of the new Airfield Memorial at the site of RAF Spilsby

Aircrew_of_No._106_Squadron_photographed_in_front_of_a_Lancaster_at_Syerston_Nottinghamshire_on_the_morning_after_the_raids_on_Genoa_22-23_October_1942._CH17504

Aircrew_of_No._106_Squadron_photographed_in_front_of_a_Lancaster_at_Syerston_Nottinghamshire_on_the_morning_after_the_raids_on_Genoa_22-23_October_1942._CH17504

Jeudi 11 Mai 1944 : Le bombardier Lancaster "S for Sugar" réalise sa centième mission.  Thursday May 11th, 1944 : The bomber Lancaster " S for Sugar " realize its hundredth mission.  Bombardier Lancaster "S for Sugar"

Jeudi 11 Mai 1944 : Le bombardier Lancaster "S for Sugar" réalise sa centième mission. Thursday May 11th, 1944 : The bomber Lancaster " S for Sugar " realize its hundredth mission. Bombardier Lancaster "S for Sugar"

WWII 1939 - Royal Air Force (RAF) Avro Manchester (Twin-Engined Heavy Bomber)

WWII 1939 - Royal Air Force (RAF) Avro Manchester (Twin-Engined Heavy Bomber)

Aviones de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (2º parte)

Aviones de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (2º parte)

Flying in the beautiful VeRa with my father. The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engined Second World War. The "Lanc", as it was affectionately known, delivered tons of bombs in sorties.

16/05/71 - 70th anniversary of the 'Dam Busters' mission (Image of a still from the film of ‘Upkeep’ trials, Reculver bombing range in Kent, May 1943)

16/05/71 - 70th anniversary of the 'Dam Busters' mission (Image of a still from the film of ‘Upkeep’ trials, Reculver bombing range in Kent, May 1943)

Aircrew in front of a Lancaster B.II with Hercules engines.

Aircrew in front of a Lancaster B.II with Hercules engines.

G-H Leader Lancaster of 218 Squadron.  I thought that was a Rose tail turret at first, but looking closer I think it's a Frazer-Nash with the rear perspex extensively cut away. It has 4 x .303 guns whereas the Rose Turret had 2 x .50.   My mistake.   Note the two men in RAAF uniforms (darker blue) on the right.

G-H Leader Lancaster of 218 Squadron. I thought that was a Rose tail turret at first, but looking closer I think it's a Frazer-Nash with the rear perspex extensively cut away. It has 4 x .303 guns whereas the Rose Turret had 2 x .50. My mistake. Note the two men in RAAF uniforms (darker blue) on the right.

That's a Rose turret. B.VII NX 611 "Just Jane"

That's a Rose turret. B.VII NX 611 "Just Jane"

The World War II 617 Squadron Dambusters with a Lancaster bomber aircraft at Royal Air Force Scampton, 16 May 1943.

The World War II 617 Squadron Dambusters with a Lancaster bomber aircraft at Royal Air Force Scampton, 16 May 1943.

What I call a Frazer-Nash and what someone at Wikipedia calls a Nash-Thompson.  FN-20. On a B.X at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

What I call a Frazer-Nash and what someone at Wikipedia calls a Nash-Thompson. FN-20. On a B.X at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

World War 1 Great facts and picture of a trench.  Weeks 14-15

World War 1 Great facts and picture of a trench. Weeks 14-15