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Starts with description of operations with B-25 from RAF Foulsham. Succeeded by 514 Squadron Lancaster and 1678 training flight. Replaced by 192 Squadron of 100 Group flying Halifax, Mosquito and Wellington on radio countermeasure and other special…

RAF Hartford Bridge was in Hampshire ten miles south east of Reading and it opened in November 1942. It had been used to test Horsa, Hotspur and Hamilcar military gliders. The station was also used to develop FIDO and used by a variety of units,…

RAF Woodbridge was in Suffolk, ten miles east of Ipswich. It formally opened in November 1943. It was one of three emergency landing stations, designed to be used by damaged returning bombers. It was equipped with FIDO and its single runway was over…

RAF Sturgate was in Lincolnshire four miles south east from Gainsborough. Construction began in 1943 and it opened in April 1944 with concrete runways. Initially it was a relief landing ground for 1 Lancaster Finishing School at Hemswell and also…

RAF St Eval was in Cornwall eight miles north east of Newquay. Construction started in 1938 and it opened in October 1939. It was part of RAF Coastal Command and its primary role was to provide anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrols off the south…

RAF Metheringham was in Lincolnshire, ten miles south east of Lincoln. Construction began in 1943 and it opened in October of that year with concrete runways. 106 Squadron moved in November 1943 and remained until disbanded in February 1946 having…

RAF Manston was an RAF station four miles north west from Ramsgate in Kent. It opened in 1916. At the start of the Second World War, Manston was part of 11 Group Fighter Command, and in February 1944, it became part of the 2 Tactical Air Force. The…

RAF Foulsham was in Norfolk 15 miles north west of Norwich. It opened in October 1942 with three tarmac runways as part of 2 Group. The first occupants were 98 and 180 Squadrons. They became operational in January 1943. In June 1943, the station…

RAF Fiskerton was in Lincolnshire, five miles east of Lincoln. It was built in 1942 with three concrete runways. It was one of only fifteen national airfields equipped with the anti-fog equipment FIDO (Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation)…

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Richard Murray Allen was born in Queensland, Australia. He joined the Air Training Corps and later volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force on his eighteenth birthday. He trained as a wireless operator in Australia, before being posted to…

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Sidney Marshall grew up in Lincolnshire and worked as an agricultural engineer. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen and trained as a flight engineer. On his first operation to Duisburg one of his Lancaster's engines was hit by shrapnel…

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The log book covers the training and operational career of bomb aimer Peter Bellingham from 10 March 1943 to 21 February 1946. After training in South Africa he flew Halifaxes and Stirlings with 138 Squadron, taking part in 30 night operations over…
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