RAF Morton Hall [concept]

Title

RAF Morton Hall [concept]

Description

RAF Morton Hall was a Bomber Command station located in Lincolnshire, 4 miles (6 kms) south-west of Lincoln.

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It was a country mansion taken over by the RAF in 1942 as the Aircrew Commando School, training personnel in evasion techniques. In March 1943 it also became the headquarters of 51 Base, Bomber Command, controlling the nearby Heavy Conversion Units at RAF Swinderby, RAF Syerston, RAF Wigsley and RAF Winthorpe. These two units left in November 1943 and were replaced by headquarters 5 Group, Bomber Command, which stayed until the Group disbanded in December 1945, after which 21 Group headquarters took over until 1956 when the station closed.

Contributor

Terry Hancock

Citation

“RAF Morton Hall [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 11, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8959.

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