200 Squadron RAF
- The Squadron's role in WWII started on the 25th of May, 1941, when it was reformed at Bircham Newton.
- The Squadron was equipped with Hudson aircraft, and the initial personnel were from 206 Squadron
- The Squadron transferred to West Africa in June of 1941, stopping briefly at Gibraltar where it escorted Hurricanes to Malta.
- On June 18, 1941, its first aircraft reached Gambia (West Africa) where it was based at Jeswang, with detachments at Freetown, Takoradi and Port Etienne.
- In March, 1943, the Squadron transferred to Yundum, with a detachments at Rufisque and Robertsfield.
- July 1943 marked the arrival of Liberator aircraft for the squadron; while training and conversion was taking place, the Hudson aircraft continued to be used (until September, 1943).
- In March 1944, the squadron transferred (by air) to India, being stationed at St. Thomas Mount, with detachments at Cuttack and Siguriya.
- In April 1945 the Squadron transferred to Jessore.
- It was at Jessore were the Squadron officially was disbanded on May 15, 1945. It was immediately reformed as 8 Squadron.
Liberators which served on 200 Squadron.
Transcripts of the Official Records of 200 Squadron while in SEAC.
This covers the period March, 1944 to April 1945.
(Including the transfer from West Africa)
Note: this is a draft copy which still contains "errors and typos"
Partial Transcript of the Official Records of 200 Squadron in West Africa
(with details of the Liberator operations there)
George Johnston served on 200 Squadron in West Africa
He produced a document which covers some of the activities of the squadron members during the period when they were
converting from Hudsons to Liberators in 1943.
(document in PDF/A format)
8 Squadron Page
(which includes transcripts)
Last modified February 11, 2016