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RAF Bourn

History of RAF Bourn

AH sent this note in 2023:

My first boss at Lloyd’s of London was Don McClelland DFC. After two tours on bombers he joined 162 Sqn at Bourn in 1945 as a pilot. He flew the last bomber sortie of WW2 in Europe of Bomber Command . The raid was against the German port of Kiel. I visited the airfield which I understand will be a housing estate. I was able to drive onto the airfield.  Don died in the 1980s.

RAF Bourn

Bourn Airfield was constructed for Bomber Command in 1940 as a satellite airfield for Oakington. From 23rd July 1941 it was used by 101 Sqn Wellingtons for training and from February 1942 was fully operational.



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