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    Hi,

    Can anyone please confirm Harraton House was 3 Groups HQ and that Exning House (not Hall) was the Officers Mess and accommodation for the AVM Harrison. HQ was at Harraton House the other side of the village in what was Lord Durhams racing residence (Newmarket).

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    Steve
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    Hi Steve

    The Confidential AFLs just give the address as Exning, near Newmarket, no more specific I'm afraid.

    Malcolm

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    Steve,

    The 2nd ed. (2007) of Flying Training and Support Units since 1912/Sturtivant & Hamlin (p.149), quotes the following in regard to No.3 Group:

    (2) Reformed 1.5.36 ex Western Area as No.3 (Bomber) Group at ANDOVER; 14.7.36 to Bomber Command ; 11-16.1.37 MILDENHALL; 29.3.40 Harraton House, EXNING, Nr Newmarket, Suffolk; 28.10.46 MILDENHALL ...

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    Gents,


    Thank you both.

    Kind regards

    Steve

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