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No. 70 Squadron R.A.F.

Crest
Description of the Squadron's Badge A demi-winged lion erased
Squadron's Motto: Usquam (Anywhere).
Formation date: N/A
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Brief History:
Disbanded 22/1/1920, Reformed 1/2/1921 (bomber-transport) when No.58 was renumbered. Disbanded 3/1946, and reformed 4/1946 when No.178 renumbered. Disbanded 4/1947 and reformed 5/1948 when No.215 (transport) renumbered.
Battle Honours:
Honours marked with '*' are emblazoned on the Squadron Standard): Western Front 1916-1918*, Somme 1916*, Arras, Ypres 1917*, Somme 1918, Kurdistan 1922-1924, Iraq 1918-1929, Kurdistan 1930-1931, Northern Kurdistan 1932, North West Frontier 1937, Mediterranean 1940-1943, Egypt and Libya 1940-1943*, Greece 1940-1941, Syria 1941, Iraq 1941*, El Alamein, North Africa 1942-1943*, El Hamma, Sicily 1943, Italy 1943-1945*, Salerno, Anzio and Nettuno, Gustav Line, Gothic Line, South East Europe 1944-1945*, South Atlantic 1982, Gulf 1991
   
Squadron Bases & Airfields   Equipment Used and Dates
Tortorella Airfield   Valentia 11/1935-10/1940
    Wellintgon 9/1940-1/1945
    Liberator BVI 1/1945-3/1946
    Lancaster 4/1946-4/1947
     
     
     
 
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