RAF Brize Norton [entry point]

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RAF Brize Norton [entry point]

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RAF Brize Norton is located in Oxfordshire, 7 miles (11 kms) west of Oxford.

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It opened in 1937 as a training station. Between 1939 and 1942 a detachment from 110 Squadron with Blenheims was based at the station. In July 1942 the station took on a new role with the arrival of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit using Horsa gliders and Whitley tugs. Albermarle troop carriers also used the station which was used to launch glider and paratroop operations during the Normandy and Arnhem campaigns. RAF Brize Norton is still in use.

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“RAF Brize Norton [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6398.

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