RAF Dishforth [concept]

Title

RAF Dishforth [concept]

Description

RAF Dishforth was in Yorkshire, three miles north from Boroughbridge. It opened in September 1936 with a grass surface. It was home to 10 Squadron and 78 Squadron at the start of the war. 51 Squadron was in residence from December 1939 to May 1942, and 78 Squadron returned in July 1940, staying until April 1941. The station then became home to 425 and 426 Squadrons until it was closed to have the runways concreted. It then became home to 1664 Heavy Conversion Unit until April 1945. The station finally closed in 2015.
It was home to: 10 Squadron (Heyford, Whitley) January 1937-July 1940; 78 Squadron (Heyford, Whitley) September 1939-October 1939; 51 Squadron (Whitley) December 1939-May 1942; 78 Squadron (Whitley) July 1940-April 1941; 425 Squadron (Wellington) June 1942- May 1943; 426 Squadron (Wellington) October 1942-June 1943; 425 Squadron (Halifax) November-December 1943; 1664 Heavy Conversion Unit (Halifax and Lancaster) December 1943- April 1945.
Wartime losses: 507

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Terry Hancock

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Citation

“RAF Dishforth [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6407.

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