RAF Abingdon [entry point]


RAF Abingdon [entry point]


RAF Abingdon was a Bomber Command training station located in Oxfordshire 5 miles (8 kms) south-west of Oxford.

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It opened in 1932 and by the beginning of the war it was occupied by 97 Squadron and 166 Squadron both using Whitleys to train bomber aircrews. In April 1940 the two squadrons merged to form 10 Operational Training Unit which remained at RAF Abingdon throughout the war. In 1944 concrete runways were laid and the Whitleys were replaced with Wellingtons.

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 Abingdon [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6384.

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