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2003 (© David Herbert)
RAF Skipton-on-Swale
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41
Tower:
Derelict
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Opened as Satellite to RAF Leeming.
07/08/42 to 16/10/42, 420 (Snowy Owl) Squadron, RCAF with Hampden and Wellington bombers.
01/05/43 to 18/09/43, 432 (Leaside) Squadron, RCAF with Vickers Wellingtons, moved to East Moor.
25/09/43 to 30/08/45, 433 (Porcupine) Squadron, RCAF with Wellington, Halifax then Lancaster bombers.
06/11/43 to 29/08/45, 424 (Tiger) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, moved here from North Africa. Equipped with Halifax then Lancasters.
RAF Skipton-on-Swale airfield
1944 424 (Tiger) Squardron RCAF (© via Marg Cunningham)
Robert Craig
1944, Back Row: Left to Right: Fred Dargonne, Flight Engineer: Allister MacDonald (Mac), Navigator: Robert William Craig (Fuzz), Mid Upper Gunner: George Reynolds (Skip), Pilot
Front Row: Left to Right: Alf Horn (Pop), Rear Gunner: Glen Hazelhurst (Red), Wireless Air Gunner: Alf Byers, Bomb aimer
RAF Skipton-on-Swale airfield - 424 Sqn RCAF - 433 Sqn RCAF -
Skipton on Swale living site - photo from the book 6 Group Bomber Command
RAF Skipton-on-Swale airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber Station
Opened:
/1942
Closed:
/1945
ID Code:
SK
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
County:
Yorkshire
Location:
4 miles W of Thirsk
OS Ref:
SE373812
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Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Skipton-on-Swale airfield
1992 (© Steve Bond)
2002 (© Mike Seaman)
RAF Skipton-on-Swale
2009 (© Josh Harrison)
2006 (© Josh Harrison)
RAF Skipton-on-Swale airfield - 424 Sqn RCAF - 433 Sqn RCAF -
RAF Skipton on Swale airfield and control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 - SKIPTON-ON-SWALE