RAF Langar [concept]


RAF Langar [concept]


RAF Langar was a Bomber Command station located straddling the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border, 12 miles (20 kms) south-east of Nottingham.

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It opened in September 1942 as part of 5 Group. The first resident was 207 Squadron with Lancasters. The squadron remained until October 1943 when the station was transferred to the United States Army Air Force. In October 1944 the station was transferred back to Bomber Command and 1669 Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU) arrived with Lancasters; both station and training unit transferring to 7 Group in November 1944. 1669 HCU was disbanded in April 1945. From September 1942 until after the war Avro also used the station to carry out major repair and maintenance of Lancasters.


“RAF Langar [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6440.

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