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Pre war and wartime control towers 1946 (© David E. Thompson via David Smith)
RAF Linton-on-Ouse airfield
Airfield Today:
RAF Station
Tower Type:
1. Pre War Fort type Watch Office
2. Watch Office with Met Section 5845/39
Tower:
1. Demolished
2. Still in use for air traffic control
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
28/07/1937 - 06/04/1940, No 4 Group Headquarters - to Heslington Hall.
04/1938 to 12/1939, 51 Squadron Whitley, to Dishforth.
04/1938 - 10/1939, 58 Squadron Whitley - to Boscombe Down.
12/1939 - 07/1940, 78 Squadron Whitley to Dishforth.
02/1940 - 07/04/1942, 58 Squadron Whitley.
To Coastal Command 4 (ACC) Sqn Lysander 06/1940 - 27/08/1940 - to York.
77 Sqn Whitley 08/1940 - 10/1940 - to Topcliffe.
102 Sqn Whitley 10/1940 - 11/1940 - to Topcliffe.
35 Sqn Halifax 05/12/1940 - 16/08/1942 - to Graveley.
No 2 BAT Flight 02/1941 - 14/04/1941 - to Driffield.
76 Sqn Halifax 01/05/1941 - 06/1941 - to Middleton-St-George.
35 Sqn Conversion Flight 01/1942 - 05/09/1942 to Marston Moor.
76 Sqn Halifax 16/09/1942 - 06/1943 - to Holme-On-Spalding-Moor.
78 Sqn Halifax 16/9/1942 - 06/1943 - to Breighton.
No 6 Group Headquarters (RCAF) 25/10/1942 - 01/12/1942 - to Allerton Park Castle.
426 (Thunderbird) Sqn RCAF Lancaster II 06/1943 Halifax III/VII 0419/44 - 24/05/1945 to Driffield.
408 (Goose) Sqn RCAF Halifax II 28/10/1942 Lancaster II 10/1943 Halifax III/VII 09/1944 -13/06/1945 Lancaster X - to Canada.
405 Sqn (RCAF) Lancaster X 26/05/1945 - 15/06/1945 to Canada.
No 4 Group Transport Command 06/1945 - /1946.
1665 (Transport) Conversion Unit Halifax C8 07/11/1945 - 15/07/1946.
Fighter Command 07/46 - 264 Sqn Mosquito NF36 22/07/46 - 08/46 to Coltishall.
64 and 65 Sqn Hornet F1/F3 08/46 - Meteor 10/49 - 08/51 to Duxford.
66 Sqn Meteor 10/49 - Hunter/Sabre 02/57 to Acklington.
92 Sqn Meteor 10-49 - Hunter/Sabre 03/57 to Middleton-St-George.
264 Sqn Mosquito 08/51 - 03/57 to Middleton-St-George.
275 Sqn Sycamore 04/53 - 18/11/54 to Thornaby.
Flying Training Command 09/1957 transferred to Support Command 01/07/1977.
No 1 FTS 09/09/57 Vampire/Jet Provost/Tucano.
Thanks to Rick Garside for the Station history!
RAF Linton-on-Ouse
1980s (© Paul Francis)
RAF Linton-on-Ouse airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
13/05/1937
Closed:
N/A
ID Code:
LO
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
5x - C Type
County:
Yorkshire
Location:
8 miles NW of York
OS Ref:
SE490618
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RAF Linton-on-Ouse
1980s (© Paul Francis)
RAF Linton-on-Ouse airfield
1993 (© Adrian Morris)
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