No.121 Squadron

An Indian warrior’s head with head dress
Badge
An Indian warrior’s head with head dress
Motto
For Liberty
Formed
01 January 1918
Disbanded
29 September 1942

No 121 Squadron formed at Narborough on 1 January 1918 as a light bomber unit. It did not become operational before disbanding on 17 August 1918. It reformed on 14 October 1918 but with the Armistice the formation was suspended.

On 14 May 1941 the unit reformed at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second ‘Eagle’ squadron manned by American volunteers. It began with defensive patrols but moved on to offensive fighter sweeps. On 29 September 1942 the unit was transferred to the US Army Air Force to become 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group.


AIRCRAFT

DH9 1918 - 1918
Hurricane I/II 1941 - 1941
Spitfire II/V 1941 - 1942


Reference Sources

The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force
James J Halley Air Britain (Historians) Ltd 1988

RAF Squadrons
Wg Cdr C G Jefford Airlife 2001

Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft
John D R Rawlings Crecy Books 1993

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