Group    From 24/7/1917  To 31/3/1958

RAF Squadron No. 61

Categories: Armed Forces

It was first formed in Rochford, Essex as a fighter squadron of the British Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and disbanded in 1919. It was reformed in 1937 as a bomber squadron of the Royal Air Force and served in the Second World War and after until it was finally disbanded. Its motto 'Per Purum Tonantes' means 'thundering through the clear air'.

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RAF Squadron No. 61

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Hampden Bomber P4399 crash

{Beneath the RAF wings badge:} In memory of those who lost their lives near t...

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Serjeant Robert John Jones

Serjeant Robert John Jones

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Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1, India

1 memorial
J. T. Goodman

J. T. Goodman

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

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Serjeant Ernest Harry Hann

Serjeant Ernest Harry Hann

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Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1, France

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Sir Ralph Turner

Sir Ralph Turner

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Person, Armed Forces, Education, India, Nepal, Pakistan

1 memorial
C. Osborne

C. Osborne

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial