RAF Hemswell [entry point]


RAF Hemswell [entry point]


RAF Hemswell was a Bomber Command station located in Lincolnshire, 8 miles (13 kms) east of Gainsborough.

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It was originally built in 1918 and re-opened in 1936 as a bomber station with grass runways. By September 1939 the station was in 5 Group with 61 Squadron and 144 Squadron in residence with Hampdens. The station transferred to 1 Group in July 1941 and RAF Hemswell was occupied by 300 Squadron and 301 Squadron equipped with Wellingtons. Both were Polish squadrons as was 305 Squadron which became resident at the station in July 1942. In June 1943 the station was closed for concrete runways to be laid. It re-opened in January 1944 as home to 1 Lancaster Finishing School until November 1944 when 150 Squadron and 170 Squadron moved in with Lancasters.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
Sound                              Text. Training material
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“RAF Hemswell [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5681.

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