RAF Winthorpe [entry point]

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RAF Winthorpe [entry point]

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RAF Winthorpe was a Bomber Command station located in Nottinghamshire, 3 miles (5 kms) north-east from Newark.

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It opened in September 1940 as part of 1 Group when it was home to 300 Squadron and 301 Squadron both initially with Battles but converting to Wellingtons. It was later used as a relief landing ground until its runways were concreted in 1942. It re-opened in October 1942 as part of 5 Group with 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit equipped with Stirlings, Halifaxes, Manchesters and Lancasters. The station transferred to 7 Group in November 1944. The station closed in 1959 and is now the site of the Newark Air Museum.

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“RAF Winthorpe [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5734.

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