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RAF Newmarket was in Suffolk, adjacent to the border with Cambridgeshire. It opened as part of 3 Group in September 1939 and utilised land next to Newmarket Racetrack. It was a satellite station for RAF Mildenhall and the first occupant was 99…

RAF Tempsford was in Bedfordshire, three miles north east of Sandy. Construction started in July 1940 and was completed in October 1941, when the station became home to the RAF Special Duty Service as part of 3 Group. 138 and 161 Squadrons arrived in…

RAF Graveley was in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) four miles south from Huntingdon. Construction began in 1941 and it opened in March 1942, with concrete runways, as a relief airfield for RAF Wyton, and 161 Squadron operated its special duty…
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