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    The ORB for RAF Graveley commences on 14th June 1943, when (according to the ORB) it became a station in its own right, rather than a satellite station.

    I have read that Graveley was a satellite to Tempsford, but I am not sure if this is correct.

    If it was Tempsford, does anyone have the ORB for the period August 1942 to June 1943 and, if so, can you advise whether it contains records for RAF Graveley during this period.

    (In essence, I am trying to see if records for RAF Graveley exist for the period August 1942 to June 1943, so if anyone has any ideas on where they may be "tucked away" please get in touch)

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    Pete,
    IIRC the late Norman Hood (c/s namrondooh on this cct) did some considerable work on Gravely - I might be mistaken! But if it's survived - and can be found - then that might help you!
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    Peter. I found the same for Gransden Lodge. 405 Sq was there in April 1943, but their ORB does not start until Oct 1943. For some reason I think it was also a sub base of Tempsford.
    Richard

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    Gransden Lodge opened as a satellite of Tempsford early in 1942.

    Happy 2017 to all.
    Paul

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    Thanks for the feedback; I will ask Bruce to see if the Tempsford ORB has pages for Gransden Lodge and Graveley when he is next at the National Archives.

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    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Graveley is mentioned in the Tempsford Station Diary. If you drop me a message with your email I'll send you some pages.
    Operation were flown from there by 161 Sqdn prior to their move to Tempsford. I also have 161 ORB

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    Bob

    PM sent.

    Does it cover the period from August 1942 when No 35 Squadron arrived?

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    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    No, an entry dated 4.8.42 says RAF Wyton took over R.A.F. Satellite GRAVELEY, including personnel.
    Page emailed to you.

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    Thanks Bob

    I will have to switch to seeing if the ORBs for Wyton contain the Graveley pages; once again, has anyone got a copy for the relevant dates?

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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