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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. At the end of the war…

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 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 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 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 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…
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