RAF Marham [concept]

Title

RAF Marham [concept]

Description

RAF Marham was a Bomber Command station located in Norfolk 6 miles (9 kms) west of Swaffham.

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RAF Marham was opened in April 1937 in 3 Group. By September 1939 38 and 115 Squadrons were based there, both equipped with Wellingtons. In late 1940 218 Squadron, also with Wellingtons, replaced 38 Squadron before converting to Stirlings in January 1942. RAF Marham transferred to 2 Group in September 1942 with 105 and 139 Squadrons flying Mosquitos. RAF Marham became part of the 8 Group Pathfinders in May 1943 and 109 Squadron Mosquitos arrived in July 1943. The station closed in spring 1944 for redevelopment and didn’t reopen until after the war.

It was home to: 38 Squadron, 105 Squadron, 109 Squadron, 115 Squadron, 139 Squadron and 218 Squadron.

Aircraft flown included: Wellington, Stirling and Mosquito.

Contributor

Nigel Moore

Citation

“RAF Marham [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23078.

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