RAF Cottesmore [entry point]


RAF Cottesmore [entry point]


RAF Cottesmore was a Bomber Command station located in Rutland, 5 miles (8 kms) north-east of Oakham.

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RAF Cottesmore opened in 1938 and in late 1939 it became home to 106 Squadron and 185 Squadron, both with Hampdens. 106 Squadron quickly moved out and 185 Squadron became 14 Operational Training Unit (OTU) with Hampdens, Herefords and Ansons. 14 OTU converted to Wellingtons before moving out in August 1943 when RAF Cottesmore transferred to the United States Army Air Force.

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
Sound                              Text. Training material
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“RAF Cottesmore [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21874.

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