Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.120 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron

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The Second World War

PACIFIC COAST, 1941-1944.


Authorized as 'No.20 (Bomber) Squadron' 1 June 1935.1
Redesignated '120 (Bomber) Squadron' 15 November 1937.2
Redesignated 'No.120 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron' 1 September 1939.3
Disbanded 1 May 1944.4


The Second World War

The squadron flew on coastal patrolling and anti-submarine operations on the Pacific Coast under 'Western Air Command'.5

1. GO 121/35

2. GO 166/37

3. AFGO 57/39

4. Secret Organization Order No 191, 20 April 1944, file/dossier S.17-120-1 (DEO), Kardex 181.009 (D2702)

5. AFGO 25/40; Statement and Organization Charts for the Home and War and BCATP Organization, 15 April 1942, file/dossier S.8202, Kardex 181.009 (D421); “No.120 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron”, 17 April 1972, PRF/DRP R S7 120

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