RAF Leconfield [entry point]
RAF Leconfield was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire 2 miles (3 kms) north from Beverley.
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In September 1939 it was part of 4 Group. However within a month of the war starting the station was transferred to Fighter Command until December 1941 when it closed to have concrete runways laid. On re-opening in December 1942 the station reverted to 4 Group Bomber Command and was occupied by 196 Squadron and 466 Squadron, both flying Wellingtons. In the summer of 1943 196 Squadron left and 466 Squadron converted to Halifaxes. 640 Squadron, also with Halifaxes, was formed at the station in February 1944. 466 Squadron left in June 1944 and 51 Squadron arrived in April 1945 with Halifaxes.Refinements:
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