Photos Courtesy of Ian Foster--57 Rescue
||During World War II, Wombleton had an airfield
which was used by the Royal Canadian Airforce. It was part of 6 (RCAF)
Group, RAF Bomber Command. Pilots who were experienced on twin-engined
bombers such as Wellingtons, Whitleys and Mosquitoes came to Wombleton
to receive conversion training for the four-engined heavy bombers such
as the Halifax Mk 1 & 3 and the Lancaster Mk 3 & Canadian Mk 10.
|Dedication of Memorial at site of 1666 (Caribou) HCU, the old Wombleton
Airfield, near Kirkby Moorside, 28th May 2001. The gentleman on the right
is Ron Read Pilot DFC (& 57 RESCUE member) who landed the first 'official
four engined bomber on the airfield.
57 RESCUE's wreath is the one on the left, the others are RCAF,
RAF, 6 Group Association, and RBL
of Battle~ ~Airfields~