RAF Wratting Common [concept]


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


RAF Wratting Common was in Cambridgeshire three miles east from Balsham. Construction began in 1942 and it opened in May 1943 with concrete runways. 90 Squadron arrived in May, staying until October 1943 when it was replaced by 1651 HCU in November, this remaining for a year until November 1944 when 195 Squadron moved in; 195 disbanded in August 1945 and the airfield was then used for storage until closure in April 1946. It was originally known as West Wickham.
It was home to: 90 Squadron (Stirling), 1651 HCU (Stirling), 195 Squadron (Lancaster).
Wartime losses: 245


IBCC Digital Archive


Terry Hancock


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