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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.…

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…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Manston was located in Kent, 4 miles (6 kms) north-west of Ramsgate.See all Archive items | See all wartime losses | Explore nearbyAt the start of the Second World War RAF Manston was in Fighter Command and transferred to the Second Tactical Air…

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 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 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 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 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…
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