No.107 Squadron

A double-headed eagle displayed, gorged with a collar of fleur-de-lys
A double-headed eagle displayed, gorged with a collar of fleur-de-lys
Nous y serons - We shall be there
15 May 1918
10 July 1963

No 107 squadron was formed at RAF Lake Down in May 1918 and in June proceeded to France as a day bomber squadron, a role it maintained until the Armistice. The squadron’s most successful attack was against several ammunition trains at Aulnoye railway station on 1 October 1918. The resultant explosions destroyed a passenger train with 900 soldiers on board. Only one officer and his batman survived. In June 1919 the squadron returned to the UK where it disbanded.

Reforming at RAF Andover in August 1936 as a light bomber unit it converted to Blenheims in August 1938 and took part in the first attack on the German warships at Wilhelmshaven. Operations over Europe were interrupted by a two-month spell with Coastal Command on U-boat patrols from Scotland. Returning to Bomber Command the squadron moved to the Mediterranean theatre until disbandment in January 1942.

Reforming immediately at Great Massingham with Bostons, the bombing of Europe was resumed. No 107 Squadron re-equipped with Mosquitos in February 1944 and performed night intruder missions for the remainder of the war. Post-war the squadron formed part of the British Air Forces of Occupation until re-numbered as No 11 Squadron in October 1948.

July 1959 saw ‘C’ Flight of No 77 Squadron being renamed No 107 Squadron and operating Thor ballistic missiles until disbandment on 10 July 1963.


D.H.9 1918 - 1919
Hind 1936 - 1938
Blenheim I/IV 1938 - 1942
Boston III/IIIa 1942 - 1944
Mosquito VI 1944 - 1948
Thor 1959 - 1963

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

Bomber Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft
Phillip J R Moyes Macdonald and Jane’s 1976

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