In all, 97 Squadron lost 123 aircraft on operations in
the course of completing 4066 sorties. Personnel from the
Squadron won 18 DSOs, one OBE, 228 DFCs, 41 Bars to the
DFC, one BEM, 163 DFMs, 2 Bars to the DFM, 2 United States
of America DFCs, 2 Belgian Croix de Guerres and one
Russian Medal of Valour. Recently the French Government
has bestowed the la legion d'honneur to members of 97
In 1955 the contract from the United States Government
for the development of an IRBM (Intermediate Range
Ballistic missile) system went to the Douglas Aircraft
Corporation, which by prodigious feats of design and
engineering delivered the first SM - 75 Thor in October
1956 and despite an inauspicious start in the flight test
programme - the first 4 launches ended in failure - the
system was declared operational in 1959 and place under
the control of bomber Command.
The squadron continues today through the 97 (straits
settlements) Squadron Association. The Association is for
all those who have served with 97 Squadron and is open to
their relatives and friends as well.
This is the location for our Memory Page, where we
remember those who survived the war but have since sadly
departed us. It also contains news items and photo
galleries from previous reunion events. This is
continually being updated.
The history of 97 Squadron from its forming in December
1917, at Waddington to assuming the title of “97 (Straits
Settlements) Squadron”,in February 1941. Finally its cold
Roll Of Honour
97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron suffered losses during
World war 2. Listed here all those who gave the ultimate
"Lest We Forget"
The 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron Association is
proud to be associated with.
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