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    Default RAF Bomber Command Station Type B

    Can anyone shed any light on the following extract from No 35 Squadron's ORB "On 1st May 1947, Stradishall was classified as a Bomber Command Station Type B"

    I am interested to know what other types there were and the distinguishing features of a Type B station

    Any help would be very much appreciated

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    Hi Pete

    I'm not certain but a number of airfields had been upgraded at the end of the war to Very Heavy Bomber classification (e.g. Lakenheath, Marham, Sculthorpe) so could they have been reclassified as Type A whilst unmodified airfields became Type B?

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm; digging a bit deeper I note that "All airmen of No 35 Squadron were posted on to the strength of SHQ, but for administration purposes No 35 Squadron became known as "A" Squadron and some of the airmen posted to SHQ were then attached to "A" Squadron.

    .... all sounds logical to me!??!

    This suggests, I think, that we may be looking at a change in the way RAF Bomber Command Stations were organised, rather than the design ..... would this have been the start of centralised servicing at "Type B" stations or was this far too early?

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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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