RAF Oulton [concept]

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RAF Oulton [concept]

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RAF Oulton was a Bomber Command station located in Norfolk, 3 miles (5 kms) west of Aylsham.

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It opened as part of 2 Group in August 1940. The station was initially used by 114 Squadron with Blenheims until it was replaced in April 1941 by 18 Squadron, also with Blenheims. 139 Squadron with Hudsons briefly moved in during December 1941. The station was loaned to Coastal Command from July to September 1942. 2 Group returned with 88 Squadron equipped with Bostons until March 1942 when 21 Squadron with Venturas took up residence. The station closed in September 1943 for upgrading. RAF Oulton re-opened in May 1944 in 100 Group and was home to 214 Squadron with B-17s and 223 Squadron flying B-17s and B-24s. Both squadrons performed radio counter-measures roles until the end of the war.

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“RAF Oulton [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21831.

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