RAF Bottesford [entry point]


RAF Bottesford [entry point]


RAF Bottesford was a Bomber Command station located straddling the Leicestershire-Lincolnshire border, 6 miles (10 kms) north-west of Grantham.

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It became operational in November 1941 as part of 5 Group. It was occupied by 207 Squadron with Manchesters before converting to Lancasters in March 1942. 207 Squadron moved out in September 1942. 90 Squadron with Stirlings reformed at the station but out a month later. 467 Squadron arrived at the station in November 1942 with Lancasters, staying for a year. The station was transferred to the United States Army Air Force from November 1943 to July 1944. Transferred back to 5 Group RAF Bottesford took on a training role with the arrival of the Lancasters of 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit. Flying ceased at RAF Bottesford in 1947.


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“RAF Bottesford [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5641.

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