207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY

The village of Linton-on-Ouse

The arrival of the RAF Station in the 1930s had a huge impact on the small village of Linton-on-Ouse. The Station is a major employer and contributor to the local community.

The airfield has activity levels approaching those of international airports and everything possible is done to minimise any disturbance.

RAF Linton-on-Ouse RAF website


FINDING LINTON ON OUSE (via multimap)
you can zoom in and out and get aerial views
A high level of quality in environmental protection is reflected in the training offered to employers and the Station is active in Conservation.

The local community is supported in many ways: through the annual charity event, the Autumn Fayre; numerous individual charity and sponsored events throughout the year.

Recently new car parks have been provided for the Village Hall and Linton school.

The main road through Linton-on-Ouse, from the A1(M) via the toll bridge. This spot is at the junction with the access road to the RAF Station. The Memorial below is on the right along here.

Station staff run courses in the Village Hall; the Station Fire Service is manned 24x7 and responds to incidents in the village; the RAF Police patrol the village and the presence of the Station helps to justify the local bus service.

see Royal Air Forces Register of Associations for Association details
(this is one of the websites hosted by 207 Sqn RAF History)

" FROM JUNE 1943 TO MAY 1945 TWO SQUADRONS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, PART OF THE ALL CANADIAN 6 GROUP BOMBER COMMAND, OPERATED OUT OF THE NEARBY AIR BASE, ACHIEVING A DISTINGUISHED RECORD AND HONOURED PLACE IN THE ANNALS OF THE ALLIED AIR OFFENSIVE OF WORLD WAR II.
THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED THAT WE AND GENERATIONS TO COME MIGHT PAUSE AND REFLECT UPON THE DEDICATION AND SACRIFICE OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND HUMAN DIGNITY WHILE SERVING WITH THE 408 (GOOSE) AND 426 (THUNDERBIRD) SQUADRON

"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

IN GRATITUDE

WE HALLOW THAT MEMORY AND THE SPIRIT THAT BINDS US IN COMMITMENT TO THOSE HUMAN RIGHTS AND VALUES FOR WHICH WE STROVE: A BOND FORGED IN A PERILOUS TIME OF SHARED SACRIFICE AND STRUGGLE.

ERECTED BY

THE ASSOCIATIONS OF FORMER MEMBERS OF 408 SQUADRON AND 426 SQUADRON AND THE PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE OF LINTON-ON-OUSE.

DEDICATED THE 4TH DAY OF MAY 1990 "

Local and historical links - no responsibility is taken for the content of third party websites and inclusion is for information only

RCAF 6 Group
Airfields in Yorkshire - Linton-on-Ouse
BBC Purple Patch Linton Gallery

Beningborough Hall & Gardens (National Trust)
Hambleton District Council/Linton
Linton on Ouse on Wikipedia

last updated 12 June 2007: 25 Dec 13