RAF Dishforth [concept]

Title

RAF Dishforth [concept]

Description

RAF Dishforth was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire, 3 miles (5 kms) north from Boroughbridge.

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It opened in September 1936 as part of 4 Group. In September 1939 10 Squadron and 78 Squadron, both with Whitleys, took up residence. 51 Squadron, also with Whitleys, replaced 78 Squadron in December 1939. 10 Squadron moved out in July 1940, replaced by the return of 78 Squadron which stayed until April 1942. 51 Squadron left in May 1942. In June 1942 425 Squadron and 426 Squadron were both formed with Wellingtons and they, and the station, were transferred to 6 Group in October 1942. The station was closed from May to November 1943 for the construction of hard runways. On re-opening the station was used for a month by the return of 425 Squadron, then with Halifaxes. Also in November 1943 1664 Heavy Conversion Unit with Halifaxes moved in and stayed until April 1945.

Citation

“RAF Dishforth [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 5, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6407.

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