RAF Wombleton
RAF Wombleton was a World War II training airfield located in the county of North Yorkshire, about 1/2 mile south of Wombleton, England. Wombleton opened in 1943 as a sub-station of RAF Topcliffe. It was part of RAF Bomber Command's No. 6 Group RCAF, and along with the main station at Topcliffe and the station at Dishforth, was designated part of No 61 (Training) Base. In November 1944, No 61 Base was transferred to No 7 (Training) Group and it was renumbered No 76 Training Base. No 1666 Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU) was the first unit to move to Wombleton. Aircrew who were originally trained on twin engined aircraft such as Wellingtons or Whitleys received conversion training on heavy four-engined bombers such as the Halifax or Lancaster. No 1666 HCU remained at Wombleton until the end of the war. The RAF took over the station and stayed for several years. The Wombleton airport is now used for recreational flying.

Units and aircraft

data from Unit From To Aircraft Version No 1666 'Mohawk' HCU 21 October 1943 3 August 1945 Handley Page Halifax Avro Lancaster Mks.II, III, V Mks.I, II, III, X No 1679 HCU 13 December 1943 27 January 1944 Avro Lancaster Mk.II No 261 Maintenance Unit RAF 15 November 1945 10 September 1946