RAF Harwell [entry point]


RAF Harwell [entry point]


RAF Harwell was a Bomber Command training station located in Oxfordshire, 6 miles (10 kms) south of Abingdon.

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It was opened in 1935 and in September 1939 75 Squadron and 148 Squadron were pool training units at the station with Ansons and Wellingtons before being renamed 15 Operational Training Unit (OTU) in April 1940. 215 Squadron with Wellingtons was briefly based at the station in spring 1942.  In March 1944 RAF Harwell was reallocated to the Airborne Forces using Albermarles and Stirlings to tow Horsa gliders for the Normandy campaign. 13 OTU moved to RAF Harwell in late 1944 with B-25s, Bostons and Mosquitos.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
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“RAF Harwell [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21860.

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