RAF Boscombe Down [concept]
RAF Boscombe Down is located in Wiltshire, 8 miles (13 kms) north of Salisbury.
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It was used as a training site in 1917 and it re-opened in 1930 as a pre-war bomber station. The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment arrived in September 1939 since when the station has been associated with experimental and test flying. 35 Squadron with Halifaxes was based at the station for two weeks in November 1940. In December 1940 109 Squadron was formed with Ansons, Whitleys and Wellingtons to devise methods for jamming German radio and developing navigation aids for Bomber Command; it moved out in 1942. Currently known as MOD Boscombe Down, the station still fulfils an aircraft testing and evaluation role.
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