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    Default 8 November - Circus 110 - bomber unit

    Hi,

    On 8 November 1941 operation Circus 110 was made. I'm looking for information about bomber unit which was a part of this operation.

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    Greg

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    Six aircraft of 21 Squadron and six aircraft of 82 Squadron: Lille railway shops, however Gosnay bombed in error.
    Sourde: "2 Group RAF A Complete History, 1936-1945" (Michael J.F. Bowyer).

    Henk.

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    Thanks a lot Henk :)
    But the fact is only 6 Blenheims from one Squadron (which one?) bombed Gosnay. The second one back to base before meeting with fighter cover.

    Greg

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    Hello Greg,

    If this:

    'in the early part of WW2, the squadron [No. 21] operated against targets in Holland and Belgium but in June 1940, it moved to Lossiemouth, from where it undertook anti-shipping operations. It returned to East Anglia in October but in December [1940?] was sent to Malta, where it carried out anti-shipping missions until disbanding on 14 March 1942.'

    source: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn021-25.htm

    is true, then 82 Squadron would be the Squadron you're looking for.

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    Bart

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    Hello Bart,

    21 Squadron moved to Malta in December 1941 so Henk's information is very possible.

    Regards,

    Greg

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    Hello Greg,

    At least I learned something new about 21 sqdn. What was the damage on the ground in Gosnay? Casualties?

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Unfortunately 21 Sqn did not go to the Med until December 1941, only a year out

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