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RAF - No. 254 Wing
10/05/1940 - 30/06/1940

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Formed 02/09/1939 ex No. 3 (Bomber) Wing as No. 254 (Bomber) Wing under HQ Sudan at Khartoum.

By 06/1940 based at Erkowit (also named as 'Erkoweit) with Nos. 14, 47, detachment of 112 and 233 Sqn. 08/1940 to No. 203 Group; 09/1940 still at Erkowit with Nos. 45 & 237 Sqns, K Flit & No. 403 Flt. Disbanded 24/05/1941.

See also: The War Memoirs of Edward Dennis Deane - Part II: Royal Air Force Service 1922-1945

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Operations and losses 10/05/1940 - 30/06/1940
Not all operations listed; those with fatal losses are.

23/06/1940: 1 fatality

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Aircraftman 2nd Class George H. Dale, RAF 645202, [254 Wing], age 21, 23/06/1940, Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan

Sources: CWGC and 'War Deaths RAF 1939-1948' (with thanks to Finn Buch).

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The invasion of British Somaliland by Bill Stone
Middle East - the opening rounds (from the RAF 1939-1945)
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Australian War Memorial
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The London Gazette
RAF Museum: British Military Aviation in 1940
Royal Air Force History Section
The Royal Air Force, 1939-1945
The Second World War - a day by day account

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Air Britain's 'Royal Air Force Training and Support Units'.

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Discussion Groups
Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
RAF Commands Forum

Abbreviations used in the Royal Air Force
Code Names & RAF Vocabulary

Air Aces
Airwar over Denmark
Allied World War II Casualties in the Netherlands
Armée de l'Air - Order of Battle, 10th May 1940
Australian Wargraves
Axis History Factbook
De Belgen in Engeland 1940-1945 (in Dutch)
Belgian Aviation History Association Archaeological Team
Biplane Fighter Aces from the Second World War
The Bristol & District Blitz War Memorial - A register of those who lost their lives due to enemy action in Bristol and surrounding districts, 1940-1944
British Aircraft Directory
British Aviation Archaeological Council - Books and research links
Canada's Air Force History
HMS Cavalier
Ciel de Gloire (in French) RAF Squadrons
CWGC Cemeteries Germany
CWGC Cemeteries Netherlands
Czechoslovak airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
Danish WW2 Pilots
Dutch Pilots in RAF Squadrons
Eagles Squadrons (American pilots in the RAF)
Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939-1946
'High flight', poem by John Gillespie Magee
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, poem by W.B. Yeats
Jagdgeschwader 27 (in German)
Luchtoorlog ('Arial War', in Dutch, with many photos)
Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945
Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
The National Ex-Prisoners of War Association
Nordic Aviation during WW2
Order of Liberation (in French/English/Spanish) aircraft of WW2
Polish Air Force 1940-1947 Operations Record Books
RAF Battle of Britain
RAF Upwood
RAF WWII 38 Group Squadrons Reunited
De Slag om de Grebbeberg (Dutch)
Test Flying Memorial
Warbird Alley
War over Holland
World War II Aircraft wrecksites in Norway

Aircraft crashes on the North Yorkshire Moors, England
The Lancastershire Aircraft Investigation Team
Luftfahrt-Archäologie in Schleswig Holstein (in German)
North East Diary 1939-1945
Wartime Leicester and Leicestershire

The Aerodrome - Aces and Aircraft of World War 1
WW1 Cemeteries

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This page is dedicated to the men of 254 Wing.

© Bart FM Droog / Rottend Staal Online 2008. Permission granted for use of the data gathered here for non commercial purposes, if this source is mentioned with a link to