RAF Hatfield [entry point]


RAF Hatfield [entry point]


RAF Hatfield was located in Hertfordshire on the western outskirts of Hatfield.

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The site opened in 1930 as the location of the de Havilland Aircraft Company. During World War Two almost 5600 aircraft were made at Hatfield, including more than 3000 Mosquitos, almost 800 Tiger Moths, 200 Dominies and over 1400 Oxfords. The station was also used by the Air Transport Auxiliary and 1 Elementary Flight Training School. 239 Squadron with Lysanders and fighters formed at RAF Hatfield in September 1940 before moving away and 116 Squadron used the station from February to April 1941 in an anti-aircraft radar calibration role.

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“RAF Hatfield [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21859.

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