RAF Bentley Priory [entry point]

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RAF Bentley Priory [entry point]

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RAF Bentley Priory was located near Stanmore in the north London borough of Harrow.

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The 18th Century house in the Priory estate was acquired by the RAF in 1926 and, during World War Two, was the headquarters of both Fighter Command and the Royal Observer Corps. The ‘Dowding System’ used to control the Battle of Britain was focussed on the station with its filter room and operations room receiving radar and Observer Corps information before passing the relevant information down the chain of command to fighter groups, sector stations and individual stations. On 6 June 1944 King George VI, Winston Churchill and General Dwight Eisenhower followed the progress of the Normandy campaign D-Day landings from the operations room at RAF Bentley Priory. The site now houses a museum.

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“RAF Bentley Priory [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21887.

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