RAF Lindholme [concept]
RAF Lindholme (also known as Hatfield Woodhouse) was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire, 7 miles (11 kms) north-east of Doncaster.
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The station, originally called RAF Hatfield Woodhouse, opened in 1940 as part of 5 Group with 50 Squadron equipped with Hampdens. 408 Squadron, also with Hampdens, was formed in June 1941 but moved out a month later. RAF Lindholme was transferred to 1 Group in August 1941 and was occupied by 304 Squadron and 305 Squadron both flying Wellingtons. During the summer of 1942 the station was closed whilst its runways were concreted and it re-opened in October 1942 as a training station with 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit with Manchesters and Lancasters. 1667 Heavy Conversion Unit formed in June 1943 with Lancasters and Halifaxes but moved out in October 1943. 1 Lancaster Finishing School was established in November 1943 and the station transferred to 7 Group in November 1944.
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