RAF Morton Hall [concept]

Title

RAF Morton Hall [concept]

Description

RAF Morton Hall was in Lincolnshire, four miles south west from Lincoln. 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.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Terry Hancock

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Citation

“RAF Morton Hall [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8959.

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