Bomber Command Squadrons And Units Equipped With Manchester and/or Lancaster Bombers

Squadron's

 

Heavy Conversion Units (HCU)

 

Lancaster Finishign Schools (LFS)

 

+ = Manchester date; * = Lancaster date; ^ = Did not finish the war Lancaster or Macnhester; # = Known to have only had one Lancaster in strength (ORB not required)

Squadron

First Aircraft Taken On Strength

Last Aircraft Taken Off Strength (estimated)

Type

7 Sqn.

April 1943

-

Lancaster

9 Sqn.

July 1942

-

Manchester & Lancaster

12 Sqn.

October 1942

-

Lancaster

15 Sqn. 

November 1943

-

Lancaster

35 Sqn.

February 1944

-

Lancaster

44 Sqn.

November 1941

-

Manchester & Lancaster

49 Sqn.

March 1942

-

Manchester & Lancaster

50 Sqn.

December 1941

-

Manchester & Lancaster

57 Sqn.

August 1942

-

Lancaster

61 Sqn.

February 1941

-

Manchester & Lancaster

75 Sqn., RNZAF

February 1944

-

Lancaster

83 Sqn.

 September 1941

-

Manchester & Lancaster

90 Sqn.

April 1944

-

Lancaster

97 Sqn.

January 1941

-

 Manchester & Lancaster

100 Sqn.

November 1942

-

Lancaster

101 Sqn.

September 1942

-

 Lancaster

103 Sqn.

September 1942

-

Lancaster

106 Sqn.

December 1941

-

Manchester & Lancaster

115 Sqn.

February 1943

-

Lancaster

138 Sqn.

February 1945

-

Lancaster

149 Sqn.

July 1944

-

Lancaster

150 Sqn.

October 1944

-

Lancaster

153 Sqn.

September 1944

-

Lancaster

156 Sqn.

December 1942

-

Lancaster

166 Sqn.

August 1943

-

Lancaster

170 Sqn.

September 1944

-

Lancaster

186 Sqn.

September 1944

-

Lancaster

189 Sqn.

September 1944

-

Lancaster

195 Sqn.

September 1944

-

Lancaster

207 Sqn.

October 1940

-

Manchester & Lancaster

218 Sqn.

June 1944

-

Lancaster

227 Sqn.

September 1944

-

Lancaster

300 Sqn.

February 1944

-

Lancaster

405 Sqn. RCAF

July 1943

-

Lancaster

408 Sqn. RCAF

April 1942

1 October 1944

 Manchester & Lancaster *

419 Sqn. RCAF

March 1944

-

Lancaster

420 Sqn. RCAF

n/a

n/a

No Op's Flown
Equipped with Lancaster Mk.X to return type to Canada.

424 Sqn. RCAF

December 1944

-

Lancaster

425 Sqn. RCAF

n/a

n/a

No Op's Flown
Equipped with Lancaster Mk.X to return type to Canada.

426 Sqn. RCAF

May 1943

1 May 1944

Lancaster

427 Sqn. RCAF

February 1945

-

Lancaster

428 Sqn. RCAF

May 1944

-

Lancaster

429 Sqn. RCAF

February 1945

-

Lancaster

431 Sqn. RCAF

September 1944

-

Lancaster

432 Sqn. RCAF

September 1943

1 March 1944

 Lancaster

433 Sqn. RCAF

December 1944

-

Lancaster

434 Sqn. RCAF

11 November 1944

-

Lancaster

460 Sqn. RAAF

September 1942

-

Manchester & Lancaster

463 Sqn. RAAF

October 1943

-

Lancaster

467 Sqn. RAAF

October 1942

-

Lancaster

514 Sqn.

August 1943

-

Lancaster

550 Sqn.

October 1943

-

Lancaster

576 Sqn.

October 1943

-

Lancaster

582 Sqn.

March 1944

-

Lancaster

617 Sqn.

March 1943

-

Lancaster

619 Sqn.

March 1943

-

Lancaster

622 Sqn.

November 1943

-

Lancaster

625 Sqn.

September 1943

-

Lancaster

626 Sqn.

October 1943

 -

Lancaster

630 Sqn.

October 1943

-

Lancaster

635 Sqn.

March 1944

-

Lancaster

Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU)

First Aircraft Taken On Strength

Last Aircraft Taken Off Strength (estimated)

Type

1651 HCU

November 1944

-

Lancaster

1653 HCU

September 1942

-

Lancaster

1654 HCU

June 1942

-

Lancaster

1656 HCU

October 1942

October 1943

Lancaster

1659 HCU

February 1943

-

Lancaster

1660 HCU

September 1942

-

Lancaster

1661 HCU

September 1942

-

Lancaster

1662 HCU

January 1943

October 1943

Lancaster

1664 HCU

April 1943

-

Lancaster

1665 HCU

March 1943

-

Lancaster

1666 HCU

September 1943

October 1943

Lancaster

1667 HCU

June 1943

-

Lancaster

1668 HCU

April 1943

October 1943

Lancaster

1678 HCU

April 1943

-

Lancaster

1679 HCU

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Lancaster Finishing
School (LFS)

First Aircraft Taken On Strength

Last Aircraft Taken Off Strength (estimated)

Type

1 LFS

October 1943

November 1944

Lancaster

3 LFS

November 1943

January 1944

Lancaster

5 LFS

October 1943

March 1945

Lancaster

6 LFS

November 1943

Novemebr 1945

Lancaster