RAF Oakington [concept]

Title

RAF Oakington [concept]

Description

RAF Oakington was a Bomber Command station in Cambridgeshire 5 miles (8 kms) north-west from Cambridge.

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It opened in June 1940 as part of 2 Group and 218 Squadron moved in with Blenheims. In September 1940 the station transferred to 3 Group and 7 Squadron became the first squadron to use Stirlings. It became operational in February 1941 and stayed at the station until the end of the war, converting to Lancasters in November 1943. Concrete runways were laid during 1941. 7 Squadron was joined at the station in July 1941 by 101 Squadron with Wellingtons, staying until February 1942. In August 1942 7 Squadron and RAF Oakington transferred to the new Pathfinder force which became 8 Group in January 1943. 627 Squadron formed at RAF Oakington in November 1943 with Mosquitos, replaced in April 1944 by 571 Squadron also with Mosquitos.

Citation

“RAF Oakington [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9019.

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