RAF Coningsby [entry point]

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RAF Coningsby [entry point]

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RAF Coningsby was a Bomber Command station located in Lincolnshire, 8 miles (13 kms) south-west of Horncastle.

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It opened in January 1941, as part of 5 Group. 106 Squadron moved there in February 1941 equipped initially with Hampdens, converting shortly afterwards to Manchesters. 97 Squadron followed in March, also with Manchesters. Both squadrons started to receive Lancasters in May 1942 and both squadrons moved out in September 1942 whilst concrete runways were laid. 617 Squadron moved to RAF Coningsby in August 1943 but was replaced in January 1944 by 619 Squadron and 61 Squadron. In April 1944 the station became home to 83 Squadron and 97 Squadron returned, both with Lancasters to act as marker squadrons for 5 Group. RAF Coningsby is still operational.

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“RAF Coningsby [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5653.

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