RAF Winthorpe [entry point]


RAF Winthorpe [entry point]


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.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
Sound                              Text. Training material
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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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