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Whitley T4261/ DY:S of No 102 Squadron at Topcliffe

(Rus)  Some RAF squadrons were given named associations with Commonwealth and Empire countries, in recognition of funds raised towards the 'purchase' of an aircraft for 'their' squadron. No 102 was the Ceylon squadron and T4261/ DY:S, seen here in the snow at Topcliffe, was recognised as the Whitley which had been contributed by Ceylon. Unhappily, it did not endure for long, failing to return from Cologne on the night of 1/2 March 1941. (IWM CH2052)