To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

No. 221 Squadron RAF

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No. 221 Squadron RAF
Wellington No. 221 Sqn RAF over shot down Fw 200 crew 1941.jpg
A Vickers Wellington Mk.1C ("DF-S") of No. 221 Squadron based at Limavady, County Londonderry, guides an escort vessel to pick up the crew of a German Focke-Wulf Fw 200C Kondor in a dinghy, after they were shot down in the Atlantic by a Lockheed Hudson of No. 233 Squadron RAF, 1941
Active1 April 1918 - 1 September 1919
21 November 1940 – 25 August 1945
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
RoleReconnaissance
Anti-Shipping
SizeSquadron
Motto(s)From sea to sea[1]
Aircraft flown
PatrolVickers Wellington

No. 221 Squadron was a Royal Air Force squadron that saw service in both the First and Second World Wars. Its motto was "From sea to sea".

History

The Squadron was formed in Greece on 1 April 1918, from 'D' Squadron of No. 2 Wing RNAS. Initially engaged in anti-submarine warfare in the Aegean, it was sent to Russia in December 1918 to support White forces against the Bolsheviks. The unit was based at Petrovsk from January to 1 September 1919 when it was disbanded.[2]

On 21 November 1940, No. 221 Squadron was reformed as part of Coastal Command. It flew Vickers Wellingtons on reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrols in the Atlantic, first out of England, then Northern Ireland and later Iceland. The squadron relocated to the Middle East in January 1942 and operated in the Mediterranean for the rest of the war, disbanding in Egypt on 25 August 1945.

See also

References

  1. ^ Pine, L G (1983). A dictionary of mottoes. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 88. ISBN 0-7100-9339-X.
  2. ^ Bowyer, Chaz (1988). RAF Operations 1918-1938. London: William Kimber. pp. 40, 41. ISBN 0-7183-0671-6.

External links


This page was last edited on 6 July 2020, at 17:59
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.