RAF West Raynham [concept]

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RAF West Raynham [concept]

Description

RAF West Raynham was in Norfolk, two miles from the village of the same name and five miles south west of Fakenham . It opened in 1939 initially with grass runways as a training station for 2 Group. From 1940, a wide assortment of aircraft types, units and roles were associated with this airfield. The runways were converted to concrete in 1943, and in December 1943 the station was transferred to 100 Group with 141 and 239 Squadrons operating Mosquitoes until the end of the war. The station closed in 1975.
It was home to: 90 Squadron, 141 Squadron, 239 Squadron, 76 Squadron, 139 Squadron, 18 Squadron, 268 Squadron, 114 Squadron, 180 Squadron, 98 Squadron, 342 Squadron and 101 Squadron.
Aircraft flown included: Blenheim, Wellington, B-17, B-25, Boston and Mosquito
Wartime losses: 237

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin
Nigel Moore

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“RAF West Raynham [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 23, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5731.

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