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See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 61 Squadron was part of 5 Group flying Hampdens at RAF Hemswell. In July 1941 it converted to Manchesters and moved to RAF North Luffenham where it stayed until November 1941.…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 58 Squadron was operating Whitleys from RAF Linton on Ouse as part of 4 Group.From October 1939 to February 1940 it was loaned to Coastal Command before returning to 4 Group at RAF…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 49 Squadron was at RAF Scampton flying Hampdens as part of 5 Group. Having flown more Hampden sorties than any other squadron it converted to Manchesters in April 1942 and then to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 40 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France equipped with Battles. On returning to Britain in December 1939 at RAF Wyton in 2 Group it converted to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 38 Squadron was part of 3 Group based at RAF Marham flying Wellingtons. In November 1940 it was posted to Egypt and spent the rest of the war in the Mediterranean Theatre and…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 37 Squadron was based at RAF Feltwell in 3 Group equipped with Wellingtons. The squadron was transferred to Egypt in November 1940 from where it successively moved to Libya, Tunisia…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 35 Squadron was a training unit, equipped with a mix of Battles, Ansons and Blenheims. It was based successively at RAF Cranfield, RAF Bassingbourn and RAF Upwood before it became 17…

See all Archive items| See all wartime losses27 Squadron served on the North West Frontier of India during the 1920s and 1930s. At the start of the war in Europe, it became a training unit but it was equipped with Blenheims and posted to Malaya in…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 12 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France equipped with Battles. It returned to Britain in June 1940 at RAF Finningley in 1 Group. From June to September 1940…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 10 Squadron was part of 4 Group Bomber Command equipped with Whitleys at RAF Dishforth. From July 1940 to August 1942 the squadron was based at RAF Leeming where it converted to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 9 Squadron was part of 3 Group at RAF Honington equipped with Wellingtons. In August 1942 the Squadron converted to Lancasters and moved to RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group.…

See all Archive items | See all wartime lossesIn September 1939, 7 Squadron was a training unit equipped with Hampdens. Initially it was based at RAF Doncaster, RAF Finningley and then RAF Upper Heyford where it became 16 Operational Training Unit in…

RAF West Raynham was a Bomber Command station located in Norfolk, 5 miles (8 kms) south-west of Fakenham.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearby It opened in May 1939 as part of 2 Group, initially with grass runways. First…

RAF Warboys was a Bomber Command station in Cambridgeshire 7 miles (11 kms) north-east of Huntingdon.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearby The station opened in August 1942 as part of 3 Group. 156 Squadron moved in with…

RAF Upwood was a Bomber Command station located in Cambridgeshire 7 miles (11 kms) north of Huntingdon.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearby Originally opened in 1916 RAF Upwood re-opened in 1937. In September 1939 it was…

RAF Torquay was located in Devon and comprised multiple hotels used for initial training by the RAF in Torquay and the surrounding area.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyInitial Training Wings (ITW) were located in the Torquay area where aircrew…

RAF Tempsford was a Bomber Command station located in Bedfordshire, 3 miles (5 kms) north-east of Sandy.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyThe station was still under construction in October 1941 when the runways were…

RAF Stormy Down (also known as Newton Down) was located in South Wales, 4 miles (6 kms) west of Bridgend.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyIt opened in June 1939 and named as RAF Newton Down but in October 1940 it became RAF Stormy Down. It was…

RAF St Eval (also known as St. Eval) was located in Cornwall, 8 miles (13 kms) north-east of Newquay.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyIt opened in October 1939 and its primary role was to provide anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrols off the…

RAF Snaith was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire, 7 miles (11 kms) south-west of Goole.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened with tarmac runways in July 1941 as part of 1 Group. 150 Squadron with…

RAF Padgate was a non-flying station located in Lancashire, 3 miles (5 kms) north-east of Warrington.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyIt opened in April 1939 as a receiving and basic training centre for air force recruits. Prospective aircrew…

RAF Morecombe was the collective name given to multiple hotels and facilities used by the RAF in the Lancashire seaside town.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyMorecambe had an a number of different roles within the RAF, basic training unit,…

RAF Melksham was a non-flying station located in Wiltshire, 2 miles (3 kms) south of Melksham.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyIt opened in July 1940, and the first units to arrive were the School of Instrument Training and a branch of the RAF…

RAF Lossiemouth was a Bomber Command station and is located in Morayshire on the western edge of the town of the same name, 4 miles (6 kms) north of Elgin, Scotland.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened in May 1939…

RAF Halton is in Buckinghamshire 6 miles (10 kms) east of Aylesbury.See all Archive items | Explore nearby From 1919 it was home to 1 School of Technical Training for RAF aircraft apprentices. During the Second World War RAF Halton continued its…
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