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Royal New Zealand Air Force

no. 1 bomber reconnaissance squadron

no. 1 bomber reconnaissance squadron

Formed (as the New Zealand General Reconnaissance Squadron) March 1940; disbanded September 1945.

Aircraft: Baffins, Vincents, Vildebeestes up to 1941; Hudsons, 1941–43; Venturas, 1943–45.

Commanding Officers
Squadron Leader G. N. Roberts May 1940–August 1941
Squadron Leader G. H. Fisher August 1941–July 1942
Squadron Leader F. J. Lucas July–December 1942
Squadron Leader C. L. Monckton December 1942–March 1943
Squadron Leader E. W. Tacon March–May 1943
Squadron Leader H. C. Walker May 1943–April 1944
Squadron Leader K. C. King April–July 1944
Wing Commander A. N. Johnstone August 1944–January 1945
Wing Commander A. A. N. Breckon February–June 1945
Tours of Duty
New Zealand March 1940–October 1943
Guadalcanal October–November 1943
August–October 1944
March–May 1945
New Georgia November 1943–February 1944
Green Island October 1944–January 1945
Emirau May–June 1945