RAF Boscombe Down [entry point]


RAF Boscombe Down [entry point]


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.


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 Boscombe Down [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5640.

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