The first operations

In the evening of February 10 1941, operations began with 7 Squadron, three Stirlings attacked oil tanks in Rotterdam. Five days later the docks of Boulogne were attacked, in the night of February 24 Brest was attacked

Daylight raids were started on April 29, but the final daylight raid was made on December 18, 1941, also a raid on Brest.

15 Squadron commenced operations on April 30, 1941 with a failed attack on Berlin, none reached the city.

149 Squadron was operating Stirlings at the end of November 1941

218 Squadron commenced operations in mid-February 1942