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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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…
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