External Links

Related exernal sites to 97 Squardron

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Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

Thorpe camp is on the site of the Bomber Command World War 2 base  RAF Woodhall Spa.

It was home to 97 Squadron between 1942 and 1943. Today it holds 97 Squadrons Book of Condolence has displays on the Squadron and is home to the Squadron memorial.

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Wally's War

Wally's War is a fantastic personal account of Walter Layne and his time in World war 2 and features his tours with various Squadrons including tours with 97 Squadron.

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International Bomber Command Centre

55,573 aircrew from Bomber Command lost their lives on operations during World War 2. 25,611 from Lincolnshire airfields alone.

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is being created to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command.

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Mark Postlethwaite Aviation Art

Welcome to my official website.

As an independent artist it gives me the greatest pleasure to be able to deal with my customers and clients directly, without the involvement of agents, galleries or publishers. Please use this website to explore the full range of my aviation art, I hope you'll find something you like, if not, then please let me know!

Mark Postlethwaite GAvA

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Fire By Night

One of three webpages by Jeanie Grey. This one is decicated to the events of the 16/17th December 1943 which was to turn out to be the heaviest loss for the squadron in a single night. It is also the starting place for many relatives looking for family members who were with 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron.

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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum and was set up over 20 years ago.  It is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2.  It holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, the only one of its kind known in existence.