RAF Bitteswell [entry point]


RAF Bitteswell [entry point]


RAF Bitteswell was a Bomber Command training station located in Leicestershire, 2 miles (3 kms) north-west of Lutterworth.

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It opened in 1941 and during the war the station was used as a satellite station for RAF Bramcote and RAF Bruntingthorpe including 18 and 29 Operational Training Units for Bomber Command with Wellingtons. In 1943 a factory was built by Armstrong Whitworth adjacent to RAF Bitteswell where Lancasters built at their Bagington site near Coventry were assembled and the station was used for test flying them.


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 Bitteswell [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5638.

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