RAF Dalton [entry point]
RAF Dalton was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire, 4 miles (6 kms) south of Thirsk.
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It opened in November 1941 as part of 4 Group and 102 Squadron moved in with Whitleys. The squadron converted to Halifaxes in January 1942 and left in June 1942. It was replaced briefly by the Halifaxes of 1652 Heavy Conversion Unit but in August the station was closed to extend the runways. On re-opening in November 1942 428 Squadron was formed with Wellingtons and it, and the station, transferred to 6 Group in January 1943. 424 Squadron Wellingtons stayed for two weeks in May 1943 before the Halifaxes of 1666 Heavy Conversion Unit arrived and 428 Squadron departed. The training unit left in October 1943 and the station became a relief landing ground.
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