RAF Newmarket [entry point]

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RAF Newmarket [entry point]

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RAF Newmarket was a Bomber Command station located in Suffolk utilising the land next to Newmarket Racetrack.

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It opened as part of 3 Group in September 1939 as a satellite station for RAF Mildenhall. The first occupant was 99 Squadron with Wellingtons. During the winter of 1940-41 the station was also used by Stirlings from RAF Oakington. 75 Squadron equipped with Stirlings moved to RAF Newmarket in November 1942, staying until June 1943. Because it still had grass runways RAF Newmarket became relegated to a support role although the Bombing Development Unit remained until early 1945. The station was also home to 138 Squadron and 161 Squadron, both special operations units using Lysanders, Hudsons and Whitleys.

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“RAF Newmarket [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6459.

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