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RAF Oakington was in Cambridgeshire five miles north west from Cambridge. Construction began in 1939 and it opened with grass surfaces in June 1940. 218 Squadron moved in in July with Blenheims and remained until October. It was replaced by 7…

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Front quarter view of Wellington parked on grass with taxiway in background.

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Two pictures of Wellington 'HA-A', parked on grass. Left image from rear quarter with two wheeled equipment in foreground and two men under the starboard wing. Right image from the front quarter with a man crouching by boarding ladder under the…

LClydeSmithD39856v2.pdf
Pilot's flying log book for Denis Clyde-Smith covering the period from 10 May 1937 to 31 May 1942. Detailing his flying training, Operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Sealand, RAF Henlow, RAF Calshot, RAF Watchet, RAF…

RAF Woolfox Lodge was in Rutland, five miles north west of Stamford, Lincolnshire. Construction started in 1939 and it was opened in 1940, initially as a satellite airfield to RAF Cottesmore, then later to RAF North Luffenham. It was first used…

218 Squadron was originally formed in 1918 and by September 1939 it was stationed in France as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force equipped with Battles. After suffering heavy losses during the German advance in May 1940 the squadron moved back…

RAF Stradishall was in Suffolk, ten miles south-west of Bury St Edmunds. It opened in 1938 as part of 3 Group Bomber Command. Construction of the three concrete runways commenced in September 1939, and when it reopened in 1940 it became home to…

RAF Methwold was in Nofolk, 10 miles north-west of Brandon. It opened with grass runways in 1939 as a satellite airfield for RAF Feltwell, just to the south. The runways were concreted in 1943 and it reopened in May 1944. Flying ceased in 1946 and…

AGreenLW160428.mp3
Langford "Joe" Green was born in Wales but moved to Marlow, Buckinghamshire with his family when he was still a child. He worked in a factory from the age of 14 until he joined the Royal Air Force. After training he flew operations as an air gunner…

LGreenLW2236292v.pdf
Royal Air Force navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for L W Green, air gunner, covering the period from 16 June 1944 to 8 July 1945. Detailing training, scores on gunnery course, and operations flown and post war…
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