115 Squadron

Providing pilot instructor training.

Despite the elements


115 Squadron is based at RAF Wittering, in Cambridgeshire. The Squadron took part in the Gee (experimental radio navigation aid) trials vital to Bomber Command. Aircraft flown have included the Lancaster BI and BII, Canberra, Andover E3 and the Tutor T1. 115 Squadron trains flying instructors for all three UK armed forces.


1917   Formed at Catterick, Yorkshire.

1918   Joined the Independent Force Squadron carrying out the first strategic bombing raids into Germany.

1950   Began operating the B-29 Superfortress.

1958   The Squadron operated as a radar calibration unit using a variety of RAF transport aircraft.

2008   Became the Grob Tutor instructor training squadron.

Battle honours

1918*   Independent Force & Germany

1939–1943*   Channel & North Sea

1940*   Norway

1940*   France & Low Countries

1940–1945*   German Ports

1940–1945*   Ruhr

1940–1945*   Fortress Europe

1940   Invasion Ports

1940–1945*   Berlin 

1940–1943   Biscay Ports 

1943   Baltic

1944*   Normandy 

1944–1945   France & Germany

1944-1945   Rhine

(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard).


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