RAF Stradishall [entry point]


RAF Stradishall [entry point]


RAF Stradishall was a Bomber Command station located in Suffolk, 10 miles (16 kms) south-west of Bury St Edmunds.

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It originally opened as part of 3 Group in 1938 but in 1939 concrete runways were laid and the station re-opened in January 1940. 214 Squadron flying Wellingtons moved in and, in spring 1941, converted to Stirlings. 138 Squadron also used the station from November 1941 to March 1942 in its special duties role with Lysanders, Whitleys and Halifaxes. It was replaced by 109 Squadron with Wellingtons and Mosquitos, also in a special duties role. 101 Squadron Wellingtons stayed for 7 weeks. In October 1942 RAF Stradishall became 3 Group’s training station with the formation of 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit flying Stirlings. The station resumed operational flying in December 1944 with the Lancasters of 186 Squadron.

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“RAF Stradishall [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5714.

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