Category: No. 5 Group, Royal Air Force

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No. 5 Group RAF

Active 1 Apr 1918 – 15 May 1919
1 Sep 1937 – 15 Dec 1945
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Part of RAF Bomber Command

The Group was formed on 1 September 1937 with headquarters at RAF Mildenhall. In October 1937, the group headquarters was moved to St Vincents Hall in Grantham. Headquarters was moved to Morton Hall at RAF Swinderby in Lincolnshire in November 1943. During the Second World War, 5 Group was primarily concentrated in south Lincolnshire, 1 Group being more concentrated in north of the same county.

Air Vice Marshal Arthur Harris was in charge here from 11 September 1939 until 22 November 1940. The group started the war with ten squadrons, all equipped with the Handley Page Hampden. The Group continued to fly only Hampdens until the winter of 1940–1941 when it began to convert to the new Avro Manchester.

The group was disbanded on 15 December 1945.

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