RAF Feltwell [concept]

Title

RAF Feltwell [concept]

Description

RAF Feltwell is in Norfolk, ten miles west of Thetford. It opened in April 1937 and was operated by 3 Group Bomber Command with Harrows of 214 and 37 Squadrons. They converted to Wellingtons in May 1939. By November 1940 the station was occupied by 75 and 57 Squadrons flying Wellingtons. In August 1942 the station was transferred to 2 Group with Venturas of 464 and 487 Squadrons but by April 1943 it was back in 3 Group. It was used by the Bombing Development Unit and 192 Squadron whose role was intercepting Luftwaffe radio transmissions. 3 Lancaster Finishing School later used the site. Part of the station is still used in an electronic surveillance capacity.
It was home to: 37 Squadron, 57 Squadron, 75 Squadron, 192 Squadron, 464 Squadron and 487 Squadron.
Aircraft flown included: Harrow, Wellington, Ventura and Lancaster.
Wartime losses: 693

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Nigel Moore

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“RAF Feltwell [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5668.

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