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RAF Hartford Bridge (also known as Hartfordbridge and Blackbushe) was located in Hampshire 10 miles (16 kms) south-east of Reading.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened in November 1942 and was used to test Horsa,…

RAF Woolfox Lodge was a Bomber Command station located in Rutland, 5 miles (8 kms) north-west of Stamford.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt was initially a grass satellite ground and, in 1940, used by the Hampdens of…

RAF Wilmslow was located in Cheshire, a mile (2 kms) north of the town of Wilmslow.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyConstruction commenced at the outbreak of war and 4 School of Recruit Training was based there. Its role was the reception and…

RAF North Luffenham was a Bomber Command station located in Rutland, 5 miles (8 kms) south-west from Stamford.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearby It opened in December 1940 and initially used by 17 Elementary Flying…

RAF Medmenham was located in Buckinghamshire, 6 miles (10 kms) north-west of Maidenhead.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyThe RAF requisitioned Danesfield House in April 1941 and it became the main interpretation centre for photographic…

RAF Langar was a Bomber Command station located straddling the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border, 12 miles (20 kms) south-east of Nottingham.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened in September 1942 as part of 5…

RAF hospital Rauceby was located in Lincolnshire, 2 miles (3 kms) west of Sleaford.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyIt was originally built in 1897 as an asylum and requisitioned by the RAF in 1939. It came under the control of RAF Cranwell and…

RAF hospital Matlock was located in the Derbyshire town of Matlock.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyThe RAF requisitioned Rockside Hall as a hospital for the whole of the war. It was used as an RAF psychiatric hospital. It treated and…

RAF Bowden (also known as BCATP Station Bowden) was located at Bowden, Alberta, Canada.See all Archive items | Explore nearbyThe station opened in the summer of 1941 and it was used by 32 Elementary Flying Training School. In July 1942, it was…

RAF Balderton was a Bomber Command station located in Nottinghamshire, 2 miles (3 kms) south of Newark-on-Trent.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyIt opened in June 1941 and initially used as a satellite airfield for the…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses Led by Guy Gibson 617 Squadron was formed at RAF Scampton in March 1943 specifically to attack the Eder, Möhne and Sorpe dams with the bouncing bombinvented by Barnes Wallis and carried by modified…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 576 Squadron was formed as part of 1 Group Bomber Command in November 1943 at RAF Elsham Wolds from the ‘C’ Flight of 103 Squadron. It moved to RAF Fiskerton in October 1944. In early May 1945…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 514 Squadron was formed as part of 3 Group in September 1943 at RAF Foulsham equipped with the radial engined Lancaster Mk 2. The squadron became operational in early November 1943 just before moving to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 467 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron was formed at RAF Scampton in November 1942 equipped with Lancasters as part of 5 Group. It quickly moved to RAF Bottesford and after spending almost a year…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 466 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron was formed in October 1942 as part of 4 Group at RAF Driffield. Although an Australian squadron the majority of its personnel were originally British and it was…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 304 Squadron was one of four Polish Squadrons in Bomber Command. It was formed in August 1940 at RAF Bramcote with Battles. In December 1940 it became part of 1 Group, moved to RAF Syerston and…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 301 Squadron was one of four Polish squadrons in Bomber Command and was formed with Battles at RAF Bramcote in July 1940. The squadron moved to RAF Swinderby in August 1940 where it converted to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 300 Squadron was one of four Polish squadrons in Bomber Command and was formed in July 1940 at RAF Bramcote with Battles and manned by Poles who had escaped from Poland and of France. The squadron moved…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939 226 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France flying Battles. It suffered heavy losses and regrouped at RAF Sydenham before moving to RAF Wattisham with Blenheims…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 109 Squadron was reformed in December 1940 at RAF Boscombe Down. Using Whitleys, Ansons and Wellingtons it developed radio counter-measures and also the Oboe blind bombing system. From January 1942 to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses In September 1939, 106 Squadron was a reserve bomber unit flying Hampdens as part of 5 Group stationed at RAF Cottesmore. It moved to RAF Finningley in October 1939 and became operational in September…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses At the start of the war 83 Squadron were part of 5 Group based at RAF Scampton flying Hampdens. The squadron converted to Manchesters in December 1941 and then to Lancasters in May 1942. It transferred…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses By September 1939, 78 Squadron was at RAF Dishforth in 4 Group flying Whitleys. It was acting as a reserve squadron and from December 1939 to July 1940 it was based at RAF Linton on Ouse. Returning to…

See all Archive items | See all wartime losses 76 Squadron was reformed at RAF Finningley in April 1937 and was a training squadron with Ansons and Hampdens at RAF Upper Heyford until April 1940 when it became 16 Operational Training Unit. It…

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.…
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