RAF Skipton on Swale [concept]


RAF Skipton on Swale [concept]


RAF Skipton-on-Swale was in Yorkshire four miles south west from Thirsk. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in August 1942 with tarmac runways. 420 Squadron flew in that month but left again in October, possibly due to the incomplete state of the station, and it was May 1943 before 432 Squadron took its place; 432 only stayed until September when it was replaced by 433 Squadron. In November of that year 433 was joined by 424 Squadron and the two units operated until October 1945 when the base closed.
It was home to: 420 Squadron, 432 Squadron, 433 Squadron, 424 Squadron.
Aircraft flown included: Wellington, Halifax, Lancaster,
Wartime losses: 441


IBCC Digital Archive


Terry Hancock


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