RAF Blyton [concept]
RAF Blyton was a Bomber Command station located in Lincolnshire, 4 miles (6 kms) north-east of Gainsborough.
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Construction began in 1942 and even before the station officially opened 18 Operational Training Unit (OTU) arrived with Wellingtons. RAF Blyton opened in November 1942 and 199 Squadron reformed with Wellingtons, remaining until February 1943 when it, and 18 OTU, moved out. They were replaced by 1662 Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU), initially with Manchesters, Halifaxes and Lancasters but by the end of 1943 only Halifaxes were in use. In November 1944 RAF Blyton and 1662 HCU transferred to 7 Group and re-equipped with Lancasters.
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