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RAF Bourn was a Bomber Command station located in Cambridgeshire 6 miles (10 kms) west of Cambridge. See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened in February 1942 as part of 3 Group. 101 Squadron moved in equipped with…

RAF Bridlington was the collective name given to multiple hotels and facilities used by the RAF in the Yorkshire seaside town.See all Archive items | Explore nearby The town became home to 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 70 Initial Training Wings where…

RAF Castle Bromwich was located in the West Midlands, 7 miles (11 kms) east of Birmingham.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyA private airfield was first established at the site in 1909 and it was requisitioned for military use in 1914. During…

RAF Castle Kennedy was located in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, 5 miles (8 kms) east of Stranraer.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIn early 1941 the station was developed as an air gunnery school which, during the…

RAF Chivenor was a Coastal Command station located in Devon, 4 miles (6 kms) west of Barnstaple.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened in October 1940 as part of Coastal Command. Between May 1942 and October 1942 51…

RAF Cranwell is located in Lincolnshire 4 miles (6 kms) north-west from Sleaford. See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearby Construction began in 1916 and it opened in April 1916 as the Royal Naval Air Service’s principal…

RAF Earls Colne was located in Essex, 5 miles (8 kms) north-east of Braintree.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyIt was opened in August 1942 and was allocated to the United States Army Air Force which operated B-17s and B-26s from the station…

RAF East Moor was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire 8 miles (13 kms) north of York.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened in June 1942 as part of 4 Group with the arrival of the Halifaxes of 158 Squadron,…

RAF Goxhill was a Bomber Command station located in Lincolnshire, 3 miles (5 kms) south of Hull.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyIt opened in the summer of 1941 as part of 1 Group but it soon proved unsuitable as the flight path was effectively…

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…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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…

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…

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 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…
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