RAF Wilmslow [concept]

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RAF Wilmslow [concept]

Description

RAF Wilmslow was in Cheshire, a mile north of the town of Wilmslow and ten miles south of Manchester. Construction commenced at the outbreak of war and its role was the reception, kitting-out, basic training and accommodation of 4,000 recruits. A typical recruit arrived at the camp one week into his induction and spent eight weeks at RAF Wilmslow before being posted elsewhere. It was known as No. 4 School of Recruit Training. The recruits would learn about service life, RAF procedures and other information for a period of weeks then would be transferred to their operational station. Many of the recruits based at RAF Wilmslow were women. The camp closed in 1962.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin

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“RAF Wilmslow [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6496.

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