RAF West Raynham [entry point]

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RAF West Raynham [entry point]

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RAF West Raynham was a Bomber Command station located in Norfolk, 5 miles (8 kms) south-west of Fakenham.

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It opened in May 1939 as part of 2 Group, initially with grass runways. First occupant was 101 Squadron with Blenheims. 18, 76 and 139 Squadrons all had brief stays at the station. In 1941 101 Squadron was replaced by 114 Squadron, also with Blenheims. 180 Squadron with B-25s and 342 Squadron with Bostons both formed at RAF West Raynham before moving out. The runways were converted to concrete in 1943 and in December 1943 the station was transferred to 100 Group. 141 Squadron and 239 Squadron both operated night fighter bomber support Mosquitoes until the end of the war.

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“RAF West Raynham [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5731.

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