| RAF Witchford|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||46 ft / 14 m|
Royal Air Force Station Witchford or RAF Witchford is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south west of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England and 13 miles (21 km) north of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
- No. 115 Squadron RAF first started using RAF Witchford from 26 November 1943 with the Avro Lancaster II before changing to the Mk I and III Lancasters in March 1944 before moving to RAF Graveley on 10 September 1945.
- No. 195 Squadron RAF reformed at the airfield on 1 October 1944 with the Lancaster I and III before moving to RAF Wratting Common on 13 November 1944 where the squadron disbanded on 14 August 1945.
- No. 196 Squadron RAF started using the airfield on 19 Jul 1943 with the Vickers Wellington X until these were replaced with the Short Stirling III during there stay. The squadron left on 18 November 1943 moving to RAF Leicester East.
- No. 513 Squadron RAF formed at Witchford on 15 September 1943 with the Stirling III before disbanding on 21 November 1943 at the airfield.
- No. 29 Aircrew Holding Unit.
A total of 99 bombers despatched on operations from Witchford were lost, 8 being Stirlings and 91 Lancasters.
The site is now used for farming.
- ↑ Jefford 1988, p. 57.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Jefford 1988, p. 67.
- ↑ Jefford 1988, p. 95.
- ↑ "Witchford". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/witchford. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "Bomber Command - Witchford". Royal Air Force. http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/s50.html. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6 CITEREFJefford1988.
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