RAF Stradishall [concept]


RAF Stradishall [concept]


RAF Stradishall was in Suffolk, ten miles south-west of Bury St Edmunds. It opened in 1938 as part of 3 Group Bomber Command. Construction of the three concrete runways commenced in September 1939, and when it reopened in 1940 it became home to several squadrons and units flying a variety of aircraft. The station closed in 1970.
It was home to: 138 Squadron, 148 Squadron, 163Squadron, 186 Squadron and 218 Squadron.
Aircraft flown included: Wellington, Oxford, Whitley, Lysander, Stirling, Hudson and Lancaster.
Wartime losses: 561


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Trevor Hardcastle


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