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Harry Winter grew up in Cardiff and worked in a paper mill from the age of 14. He served in the Home Guard before he volunteered for the Air Force. After training as a wireless operator at RAF Yatesbury he flew operations over Germany, France, and…

RAF Tholthorpe was in Yorkshire, six miles east from Boroughbridge. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in August 1940 as a grass field used by Linton-on-Ouse as a satellite. It closed for rebuilding and to have concrete runways laid in December…

RAF Croft was in Yorkshire, six miles south of Darlington. It had three hard runways and opened in October 1941 as part of 4 Group. The first occupant was 78 Squadron, initially with Whitleys but the squadron converted to Halifaxes in April 1942. It…

RAF Burn was in Yorkshire two miles south from Selby. Construction began in 1941 and it opened in November 1942 with concrete runways. During that month 431 Squadron arrived with its Wellingtons, leaving again in July 1943; the airfield then became a…
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