RAF Breighton [entry point]
RAF Breighton was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire, 6 miles (10 kms) north-east of Selby.
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It opened in January 1942 as part of 1 Group. 460 Squadron moved in with Wellingtons. During the autumn of 1942 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit was formed with a mix of Halifaxes, Manchesters and Lancasters. In November 1942 460 Squadron converted to Lancasters and operated them until leaving in May 1943 when RAF Breighton transferred to 4 Group. 78 Squadron took up residence until the end of the war equipped with Halifaxes.
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