RAF Ossington [entry point]

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RAF Ossington [entry point]

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RAF Ossington was a Bomber Command training station located in Nottinghamshire, 8 miles (13 kms) north-west of Newark.

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It opened in January 1942 and was initially home to 14 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit with Oxfords. In June 1943 82 Operational Training Unit (OTU) was formed at the station equipped with Wellingtons and remained until January 1945. 28 OTU, also with Wellingtons, was temporarily stationed for two weeks at RAF Ossington in June 1943. Between June 1943 and August 1944 the station was also home to 1685 Bomber Defence Training Flight equipped with P-40s to provide fighter affiliation training. 6 Group Lancaster Finishing School was formed at the station in December 1944. 

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“RAF Ossington [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21832.

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