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Bomber Command Stations 1939-1945

Bomber Command was created in 1936 and proliferated to the point that bomber squadrons were stationed at over 100 different airbases across the UK during World War II.

Below you will find a map indicating the location of each of these bases. Some were little more than grass landing strips, which soon became obsolete as the bombers became heavier.

Today, only a few still survive. Some have continued to function as military airbases, and some are the domain of private flying clubs. Sadly many have disappeared altogether with no trace of their former function. Of those, a few lucky ones are remembered by a small plaque or stone hidden away in the corner of an industrial estate.

Any of these sites would be an ideal starting point for your ride - depending upon your choice; your ride could be anything from a few hours to a few days! 

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Click on the icons to find the name of the base and a few basic details—certainly enough info to get you started on your research and pathfinder adventure.

Bomber Command Stations 1939-1945
Reference: 
All details are taken from Military Airfields in the British Isles 1939-1945 by Steve Willis and Barry Holliss.
Note: 
Bases and Stations are shown in capitals. Sub-stations & Satellites are shown in small letters. LAKENHEATH, MARHAM & SCULTHORPE were Bomber Stations but under re-construction. 
 Gosfield, Matching and Shepherds Grove were under Bomber Command – function was Care and Maintenance.
Abbreviations:
O.T.U. - Operational Training Unit
H.C.U. - Heavy Conversion Unit
RCAF – Royal Canadian Airforce
RAAF – Royal Australian Airforce
NZ – New Zealand
SD – Special Duties

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