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No. 160 Squadron RAF
Active 16 January 1942 - 30 September 1946
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Part of South East Asia Command.
Motto Api soya paragasamu
Latin: "We seek and strike"
Equipment Consolidated Liberator

No. 160 Squadron RAF was formed at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire on 16 January 1942 as a reconnaissance unit equipped with Consolidated Liberator aircraft.

The squadron was posted to India in February 1942, without its aircraft and crews who remained in England for training at Polebrook. In June 1942 the crews and aircraft moved to Palestine for further training alongside No. 159 squadron. Whilst in Palestine the squadron flew missions against targets in Libya and Crete. In November 1942 the squadron moved to India. At first the squadron was involved in reconnaissance missions and minelaying and later became involved in dropping supplies to units operating behind enemy lines.

In June 1946 the squadron returned to the UK and was based a Leuchars, Scotland operating as a reconnaissance squadron. The squadron converted to Avro Lancasters in August 1946, and was then disbanded on 30 September 1946 after being renumbered No.120 squadron.

References

  • "Burma Liberators"by John R.W. Gwynne-Timothy (ISBN 1-895578-02-7)

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