RAF Padgate [entry point]
RAF Padgate was a non-flying station located in Lancashire, 3 miles (5 kms) north-east of Warrington.
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It opened in April 1939 as a receiving and basic training centre for air force recruits. Prospective aircrew were interviewed for suitability for aircrew positions. In 1943 it was taking 1500 new recruits a week and introducing them to service life.
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