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Letter from the MOD confirming that the 2nd Bombardment Wing Substitution Unit (precursor of the USAAF 2nd Air Division) was formed at 'RAF Old Catton'. Contemporary documents refer to 'Old Catton' and this has usually been interpreted as the locality of Norwich known as 'Old Catton' or as the adjacent airfield at 'Horsham St Faith'. References to 'Old Catton' in wartime documents will have been understood at the time by all concerned as referring to 'RAF Old Catton'.

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  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

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Date Contributor Update
13 January 2017 16:07:00 Rob in Norwich Changes to place associations
Sources

Added the place connection. Rob Edwards

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2017 15:58:32 Rob in Norwich Changes to unit associations
Sources

I originally included links to all 14 Bombardment Groups in the 2nd Air Division. On reflection, this might be confusing, so I have edited it to remove the multiple BG links and have added the 2nd Air Division as the link. Rob Edwards

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2017 15:45:53 Rob in Norwich Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
Sources

Collection of Flt Lt R E Fisher RAFVR(T) (Retd), historian of RAF Old Catton. Ray Fisher lived in the locality during the war and was associated with RAF Old Catton as an instructor with the local Air Training Corps from 1948 until its closure in 1963. I met with Ray on 12th January 2017 and have copied this document with his permission. Rob Edwards

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