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No. 160 Squadron R.A.F.

Description of the Squadron's Badge
A Singhalese lion rampant holding a Singhalese sword

Squadron's Motto:Api soya paragasamu (We seek and strike)
Formation date:
Brief History:Disbanded Merged with No.178 squadron on 15/1/43. Reformed 22/11/1942 (yes, this is correct. The second existence of the squadron was formed before the first was absorbed by No.178 Squadron) and Disbanded 1/10/1946 when renumbered as No.120 Squadron. Reformed 3/2/43 and disbanded 30/9/45
Squadron Bases & Airfields Equipment Used and Dates
Thurleigh 16/1/1942 Liberator II 5/42-1/43
en route to Far East 12//1942 Liberator III/IIIA 3/43-6/45
Drigh Road 4/6/1942 Liberator V 6/43-11/45
Quetta 17/6/1942 Liberator VI 1/44-2/45
Air echelon training at Polebrook (No.1653 HCU) circa 1/1942 Liberator VIII 9/45-10/46
Lyneham 26/4/1942 Lancaster ASR3 & GR3 8/46-10/46
Nutts Corner 7/5/1942
Lyneham 30/5/1942
Fayid 11/6/1942 (effectively absorbed into No.159 squadron)
Aqir 16/9/1942 No.159 Squaxdron restyled as No.160 squadron
Shandur 8/11/1942
Absorbed by No.178 Squadron 15/1/1943
Second Existence
Salbani 22/11/1942
Ratmalana 19/2/1943
Sigiriya 2/8/1943
Detachments Cuttack, Addu Atoll
Kankesanterai 31/7/1944
detachments Addu Atoll, Kandy
Minneriya 7/2/1945
Kankesanterai 17/10/1945
Leuchars 23/6/1946-1/10/1946
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