RAF Tholthorpe [concept]


RAF Tholthorpe [concept]


RAF Tholthorpe was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire, 6 miles (10 kms) east of Boroughbridge.

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It opened in August 1940 as part of 4 Group and used as a satellite station by Whitleys from RAF Linton on Ouse. It closed in late 1941 for redevelopment and construction of hard runways. The station re-opened in June 1943 as part of 6 Group. 434 Squadron took up residence, followed by 431 Squadron in July 1943, both with Halifaxes. In December 1943 both squadrons moved out and were replaced by 425 and 420 Squadrons, also with Halifaxes. The station closed in 1945.

It was home to: 420 Squadron, 425 Squadron, 431 Squadron and 434 Squadron.

Aircraft flown included: Whitley and Halifax.


Terry Hancock; Nigel Moore


“RAF Tholthorpe [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 5, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24545.

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