Gransden Lodge Airfield
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|Gransden Lodge Airfield|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Location||Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire|
|Elevation AMSL||230 ft / 70 m|
Gransden Lodge opened in April 1942 as an operational RAF Bomber Command station called RAF Gransden Lodge 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, including the 1st postwar motor race in the UK on 13 July 1947.
|No. 53 Squadron||Consolidated Liberator||VI/VIII||1 December 1945||28 February 1946||Disbanded|||
|No. 97 Squadron||Avro Lancaster||I/III||18 April 1943||18 April 1944||RAF Coningsby||Detachment from RAF Bourn.|
|No. 142 Squadron||de Havilland Mosquito||XXV||25 October 1944||28 September 1945||Disbanded||Reformed here.|
|No. 169 Squadron||North American Mustang||I||5 March 1943||10 March 1943||RAF Bottisham|||
|No. 192 Squadron||Vickers Wellington
de Havilland Mosquito
Handley Page Halifax
|IC, III, X
|4 January 1943||5 April 1943||RAF Feltwell|||
|No. 405 Squadron||Handley Page Halifax
|19 April 1943||26 May 1945||RAF Linton-on-Ouse|||
|No. 421 Squadron||Supermarine Spitfire||VB||5 March 1943||10 March 1943||RAF Fowlmere|||
|No. 692 Squadron||de Havilland Mosquito||XVI||4 June 1945||20 September 1945||Disbanded|||
The following units were here at some point:
The Cambridge Gliding Centre now uses the airfield.
- 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.
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