RAF Finningley [entry point]

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RAF Finningley [entry point]

Description

RAF Finningley was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire 4 miles (6 kms) south-east of Doncaster.

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It opened in 1936 and by September 1939 RAF Finningley was in 5 Group with 7 Squadron and 76 Squadron with Hampdens but three weeks later both were replaced by 106 Squadron in a training role with Hampdens and Ansons. In February 1941 106 Squadron was replaced by 25 Operational Training Unit with Wellingtons and Manchesters. RAF Finningley transferred to 1 Group in February 1942 and training focussed on Wellingtons. In February 1943 18 Operational Training Unit moved in, also  with Wellingtons, and remained at the station until late 1944. It was replaced by the Bomber Command Instructors School with Lancasters, Halifaxes and Wellingtons. The site is now Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

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“RAF Finningley [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5669.

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