RAF Uxbridge [entry point]

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RAF Uxbridge [entry point]

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RAF Uxbridge was located in the North London Borough of Hillingdon.

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It opened as an RAF Station in 1918 and during the inter-war years was an RAF recruit training centre. From May 1936 to August 1939 Hillingdon House on the site was the Headquarters for the newly formed Bomber Command. Also in May 1936 the site became the Headquarters for 11 Group of Fighter Command and it was from the operations room in the bunker on the site that much of the Battle of Britain was controlled. Later the station was also the Headquarters for the Second Tactical Air Force and United States Army Air Force Ninth Tactical Air Force. The air operations of the Normandy campaign were controlled from the operations room in the bunker.

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“RAF Uxbridge [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5726.

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