RAF Skipton-on-Swale


RAF Skipton-on-Swale
RAF Skipton on Swale [entry point]


RAF Skipton on Swale (also known as Skipton-on-Swale) was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire, 4 miles (6 kms) west of Thirsk.

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It opened in August 1942 as part of 4 Group with the arrival of 420 Squadron with Wellingtons but the squadron left two months later. The station transferred to 6 Group and in May 1943 432 Squadron arrived with Wellingtons until September 1943 when it was replaced by 433 Squadron with Halifaxes. In November 1943 433 Squadron was joined by 424 Squadron, also with Halifaxes. The two squadrons converted to Lancasters in January 1945 and operated from the station until the end of the war.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
Sound                              Text. Training material
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“RAF Skipton-on-Swale,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6473.

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