RAF Stanbridge: The small base with a big history

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RAF Stanbridge: The small base with a big history
By Katy Lewis BBC News
The original RAF Central Communications Centre at Stanbridge The original RAF Central Communications Centre at Stanbridge played a vital role in World War II

The original RAF Central Communications Centre at Stanbridge

A single Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly over a Bedfordshire RAF station on Thursday as the ensign is lowered for the last time.

Underneath, at the unassuming base in the English countryside, current personnel, local dignitaries and military guests will watch a parade, accompanied by the RAF Central Band.

RAF Stanbridge, near Leighton Buzzard, is one of the smallest stations left in the UK, which first opened just before World War II as a central communications base for the RAF.

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