No.  88 Squadron

Royal Air Force

 

Motto:

 

EN GARDE

(Be On Your Guard)

 

Updated: January 2008

Service History

After serving with the Advance Air Striking Force (AASF) in France. The squadron was transferred to No. 2 Group Bomber Command in July 1991. And remained with the group until the entire group was transferred out of Bomber Commands control. The squadron also saw detachments to Northern Ireland with Coastal Command

 

Squadron Identity Letters

Stations

VY

Swanton Morley (twice), Attlebridge, Oulton

 

Logistics

Operational Performance

Operational Sorties And Losses

Group

Aircraft

Bombing Targets Tasked

Mine Laying Areas Tasked

Leaflets

Total Sorties

Flown

Aircraft Lost

Percent

2 GP

Blenheim

15

0

0

96

5

5.20

2 GP

Boston

47

0

0

559

6

1.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

62

0

0

655

11

1.70

Of Note:

Introduce the Boston operationally

Flew most Boston sorties that any other squadron

Memorial

Unknown

Source: The Bomber Command War Diaries, By Matrin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt