RAF Scampton [entry point]
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It originally opened in 1916 and re-opened in 1936. By September 1939 RAF Scampton was in 5 Group and occupied by 49 Squadron and 83 Squadron both equipped with Hampdens. Both squadrons converted to Manchesters late 1941 – early 1942 but from May 1942 both squadrons switched to Lancasters and 57 Squadron replaced 83 Squadron. 49 Squadron moved out and in March 1943 617 Squadron was formed at RAF Scampton. The station closed in August 1943 whilst concrete runwas were laid and the station was transferred to 1 Group. In October 1944 it became operational again with 153 Squadron and, later, 625 Squadron both flying Lancasters. The station closed in 2022.
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