RAF Woolfox Lodge [concept]
RAF Woolfox Lodge was a Bomber Command station located in Rutland, 5 miles (8 kms) north-west of Stamford.
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It was initially a grass satellite ground and, in 1940, used by the Hampdens of 14 Operational Training Unit. The station was then developed with concrete runways as part of 5 Group and re-opened in October 1941 when 61 Squadron moved in with Manchesters. The squadron started to convert to Lancasters before moving out in May 1942. The runways were extended and, on re-opening in June 1943 the station was transferred to 3 Group and 1665 Heavy Conversion Unit took up residence with Stirlings. The training unit moved out in January 1944 and two months later 218 Squadron moved in with Stirlings but converted to Lancasters in July 1944. The station was temporarily transferred to the United States Army Air Force from August to October 1944 but in November 1944 it returned to 3 Group and 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit took up residence with Stirlings and Lancasters.
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