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1989 © Martyn Chorlton
RAF Gransden Lodge airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Satellite and OTU Satellite Stations, 13726/41
Tower:
Derelict 2003
Other Buildings:
?
History:
04/42 to 04/43, 1418 and 1474 Flights with Wellingtons conducting radio navigation and interrogation tests. 1418 joined Bomber Development Unit and 1474 became the basis for 192 Sqn, formed here 01/43. Both moved to Feltwell.
/43 to 06/45, 405 Sqn moved here from Leeming with Halifaxes on Pathfinder operations. Converted to Lancasters 08/43.
10/43 to /45, 142 Sqn reformed here Mosquitoes as part of the Light Night Striking Force.
Bomber Command lost 102 aircraft from this station, 14 Mosquitoes, 27 Halifaxes and 61 Lancasters.

06/45 to 09/45, 692 Sqn Mosquitoes from Graveley, disbanded here.
Airfield then used for a few weeks by Transport Command Liberators.
RAF Gransden Lodge airfield
2003 © Brian Silk via Chris Leek
RAF Gransden Lodge airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
4/1942
Closed:
/1955
ID Code:
BC
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
County:
Bedfordshire
Location:
10 milew W of Cambridge
OS Ref:
TL290555
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