RAF North Luffenham [concept]

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RAF North Luffenham [concept]

Description

RAF North Luffenham was a Bomber Command station located in Rutland, 5 miles (8 kms) south-west from Stamford.

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It opened in December 1940 and initially used by 17 Elementary Flying Training School with Tiger Moths. In July 1941 the station transferred to 5 Group Bomber Command and 61 Squadron and 144 Squadron both equipped with Hampdens arrived. 61 Squadron converted to Manchesters before leaving in October 1941. 144 Squadron left in April 1942 and 29 Operational Training Unit was formed with Wellingtons.  Hard runways were constructed June 1943 – March 1944. On re-opening the station was used by the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit as well by 1653 Heavy Conversion Unit which was initially equipped with Stirlings but converted to Lancasters.

Citation

“RAF North Luffenham [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6461.

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