RAF Wratting Common [concept]

Title

RAF Wratting Common [concept]
RAF West Wickham; [concept]

Description

RAF Wratting Common (also known as West Wickham) was a Bomber Command station located in Cambridgeshire 11 miles (18 kms) south-east from Cambridge.

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Originally known as RAF West Wickham the station opened in May 1943 in 3 Group. 90 Squadron arrived in May with Stirlings, staying until October 1943. In August 1943 the station was re-named RAF Wratting Common. 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit arrived in November 1943 with Stirlings, remaining until November 1944 when it was replaced by the Lancasters of 195 Squadron which operated from the station until the end of the war.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Terry Hancock

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Citation

“RAF Wratting Common [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6503.

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