RAF Cranwell [entry point]

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RAF Cranwell [entry point]

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RAF Cranwell is located in Lincolnshire 4 miles (6 kms) north-west from Sleaford.

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Construction began in 1916 and it opened in April 1916 as the Royal Naval Air Service’s principal training base for aeroplane and airship pilots. Cranwell became the Royal Air Force College in December 1919, and at the beginning of the Second World War most of the RAF’s senior officers and professional airman trained there. During the Second World War it became a flying training school, and other units including the Electrical and Wireless School were located at the station. The College returned in October 1946. Today the RAF College trains all officer cadets and 3 Flying Training School trains all non-pilot aircrew.

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“RAF Cranwell [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5655.

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