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    Default RAF BC Squadron organizational structure in 1941

    Hi all,

    while doing a research about No. 311 Squadron while with the BC in 1941, I am interested for the organizational structure of bomber squadron equipped by Wellingtons at the time.
    I am interested if there is known:

    1. full strength of aircraft (Wellingtons)
    2. full strength of personnel - only flying staff would be enough, if there was rule how many operational crews has to be available for the number of operational Wellingtons from point 1.

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    Pavel
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    Pavel,
    So far as I know, the standard establishment for a BC Wellington squadron in 1941 would have been 16 + 2, and PROBABLY one crew per established aircraft. However, what do other Board members know?
    David D

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    Hi David, thank you for your reply. The number of aircraft fits with my other source so now I need to add how many crews? One per aircraft but what about spare ones? Also one spare crew per flight?

    I will be glad to hear also opinion of other members.

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    Pavel
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