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John McCredie grew up in Australia and served in the Militia before he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He flew two operations as a pilot over France during training and was later posted to India. He later returned to Australia to…

RAF Lossiemouth was in Morayshire on the western edge of the town of the same name, approximately 42 miles north east of Inverness, Scotland. Construction of the airfield began in 1938 and it opened in May 1939. Concrete runways were built in late…

RAF Waterbeach was in Cambridgeshire six miles north east from Cambridge. Construction began in 1939 and it opened in January 1941 with concrete runways. 99 Squadron arrived in March 1941 and was joined by 26 Conversion Flight in October and 106…

99 Squadron was originally formed in 1917, and in 1938, was the first squadron to be equipped with Wellingtons. As part of 3 Group, It was stationed at RAF Newmarket from mid- September 1939 to March 1941 when it moved to RAF Waterbeach. It…

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…
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