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Gransden Lodge Airfield
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Summary
Airport type Airfield
Location Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire
Coordinates 52°10′54″N 0°06′49″W / 52.181801°N 0.113485°W / 52.181801; -0.113485Coordinates: 52°10′54″N 0°06′49″W / 52.181801°N 0.113485°W / 52.181801; -0.113485

Gransden Lodge Airfield is a former wartime airfield 10 miles from Cambridge, England.

The Cambridge Gliding Centre moved to Gransden Lodge in October 1991, having previously shared Duxford Airfield with the Imperial War Museum Duxford

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RAF Gransden Lodge

Gransden Lodge opened in April 1942 as an operational bomber base with three concrete runways. At the end of 1945 the airfield was transferred to Transport Command but the last operational squadron was disbanded in February 1946. The RAF station closed in 1955 and it was also used for some motor races.

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Operational Units

Squadron Date Aircraft
No. 53 Squadron RAF Formed December 1945 Consolidated Liberator
No. 97 Squadron RAF Detachments from RAF Bourn in 1943 and 1944 Avro Lancaster
No. 142 Squadron RAF Formed at Gransden Lodge in October 1944 de Havilland Mosquito
No. 169 Squadron RAF Operated from Gransden Lodge in March 1943 North American Mustang
No. 192 Squadron RAF Formed at Gransden Lodge in January 1943 Vickers Wellington, de Havilland Mosquito, Handley Page Halifax
No. 405 Squadron RCAF Moved to Gransden Lodge in April 1943 Avro Lancaster
No. 421 Squadron RCAF Operated from Gransden Lodge in March 1943 Supermarine Spitfire
No. 692 Squadron RAF Moved to Gransden Lodge inb June 1945 de Havilland Mosquito

References

  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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