List of former Royal Air Force stations

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For current MoD and RAF stations, see List of Royal Air Force stations.
London airport Biggin Hill

This list of former RAF Stations is a list of all stations, airfields, and administrative headquarters previously used by the Royal Air Force.

The stations are listed under any former county or country name which was appropriate for the duration of operation.


RAF Chessington

British Isles[edit]

Station Pundit Code[1] Country County Operational period Notes
RAF Abbots Bromley England Staffordshire 1940–1949
RAF Abbotsinch Scotland Renfrewshire 1933–1943 passed to Royal Navy / Fleet Air Arm in 1943, now Glasgow International Airport
RAF Abingdon AB England Oxfordshire[a] 1932–1992 Now in use by the British Army (Dalton Barracks)
RAF Acaster Malbis AM England Yorkshire 1942–1957
RAF Acklington AI England Northumberland 1916–1975 Now Her Majesty's Prison Castington
RAF Aird Uig Scotland Outer Hebrides near Aird Uig on Lewis,[2] not a flying station
RAF Akeman Street England Oxfordshire 1940–1947
RAF Aldergrove JV Northern Ireland County Antrim 1925–2009 Joint Helicopter Command Aldergrove – now without any permanent RAF lodger units. Incorporates Belfast International Airport.
RAF Aldermaston AM England Berkshire 1942–1950 Became part of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE), now Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
RAF All Hallows England Kent 1916–1935 WWI Class 3 Landing Ground
RAF Alma Park England Lincolnshire Birthplace and original headquarters / training facility of the Royal Air Force Regiment
RAF Alness YS Scotland Ross and Cromarty 1920–1986 Till disbandment of the RAF Marine Branch No 1100 MCU
RAF Anderby Creek England Lincolnshire Second World War battle training school of the RAF Regiment; at or near Anderby Creek; no visible remains on satellite images
RAF Andrews Field England Essex 1943–1948 Originally known as RAF Great Saling
RAF Andover England Hampshire 1917–1976
RAF Anstruther Scotland Fife near Anstruther; location on wikimapia as given on http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1035412; not a flying station
RAF Andreas VS Isle of Man 1941–1947
RAF Angle AE Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Annan AG Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Now the site of Chapelcross nuclear power station
RAF Ansty England Warwickshire 1936–1953
RAF Anwick England Lincolnshire 1916–1918
RAF Appledram AO (day) England West Sussex 1943–1944 (ALG)
RAF Ash England Kent radar station formerly known as RAF Sandwich; not a flying station
RAF Ashbourne AS England Derbyshire 1942–1954
RAF Ashford England Kent 1943–1944 ALG, near Egerton
RAF Aston Down AD England Gloucestershire 1918–1976
RAF Atcham AP England Shropshire 1941–1946
RAF Atherstone England Warwickshire
RAF Attlebridge AT England Norfolk 1941–1956
RAF Ayr AR Scotland Ayrshire renamed RAF Prestwick
RAF Babbacombe England Devon
RAF Babdown Farm BF England Gloucestershire (Relief Landing Ground – RLG)
RAF Bacton England Norfolk First World War "Landing Ground"
RAF Baginton NG England Warwickshire now Coventry Airport
RAF Balado Bridge Scotland Perth and Kinross
RAF Balderton BN England Nottinghamshire
RAF Baldonnel Republic of Ireland County Dublin (now Baldonnel Aerodrome)
RAF Ballyhalbert YB Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Ballykelly IY Northern Ireland County Londonderry
RAF Bampton Castle England Oxfordshire
RAF Banff AF Scotland Banffshire
RAF Bardney BA England Lincolnshire
RAF Barford St John BJ England Oxfordshire Now operated by the USAF as a communications centre and a satellite of RAF Croughton
RAF Barkston Heath BS
RAF Barkway England Hertfordshire
RAF Barnham England Suffolk
RAF Barton Bendish England Norfolk Second World War Landing Ground
RAF Barton Hall England Lancashire
RAF Bassingbourn England Cambridgeshire
RAF Bawdsey England Suffolk once home to the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) – radar research
RAF Bawtry England Yorkshire H.Q. Bomber Command No. 1 Group
RAF Beaulieu England Hampshire 1915 – 1919
1942 – 1947
RAF Beccles BE England Suffolk
RAF Bekesbourne England Kent 1916 – 1919
1940
Became Bekesbourne Aerodrome post-WWI, closed in July 1939. Used during May and June 1940 by No 2 and No 13 Squadrons.
RAF Belton Park England Lincolnshire First RAF Regiment Depot
RAF Bembridge England Isle of Wight 1915–1920
RAF Bempton England Yorkshire briefly named RAF Flamborough Head
RAF Beachy Head England East Sussex
RAF Benbecula BB Scotland Inverness-shire Now RRH Benbecula, an unmanned Remote Radar Head controlled by RAF Boulmer
RAF Bentley Priory England Middlesex
RAF Bentwaters BY England Suffolk 1943-1993 Fighter Command airfield, 1944-51. Transferred to USAF under USAFE, 1951, as a fighter airfield. Operated F-101 Voodoo aircraft in the 1950s and 60s, F-4 Phantom II aircraft in the 1960s and 70s and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in the 1980s and 90s. With end of the Cold War, USAF presence gradually phased down. Last A-10 aircraft departed in 1993 and the station was returned to MOD in 1993 following departure of last USAF personnel. Now Bentwaters Parks, home to Bentwaters Cold War Museum.
RAF Bibury BI England Gloucestershire
RAF Bicester BC England Oxfordshire now Bicester Airfield
RAF Biggin Hill England Kent 1917–1992 now Biggin Hill Airport
RAF Binbrook BK England Lincolnshire
RAF Birch JB England Essex
RAF Bircham Newton England Norfolk technical site now the Construction Industry Training Board School
RAF Bircotes BH England Yorkshire
RAF Bishops Court IC Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Bisterne England Hampshire 1943–1945 ALG
RAF Bitteswell BT England Leicestershire
RAF Blaenanerch Wales Ceredigion
RAF Blackbushe England Hampshire
RAF Blakehill Farm XF England Wiltshire
RAF Blakelaw England Northumberland
RAF Blankney Hall England Lincolnshire
RAF Blyton AL England Lincolnshire
RAF Bobbington England Staffordshire Later renamed RAF Halfpenny Green (now Wolverhampton Airport)
RAF Boddington England Gloucestershire
RAF Bodney BO England Norfolk
RAF Bognor England West Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Bolt Head OH England Devon
RAF Booker England Buckinghamshire near (High Wycombe), now Wycombe Air Park
RAF Boreham JM England Essex
RAF Boscombe Down BD England Wiltshire Formerly hosted the Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) and the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS now MoD Boscombe Down site, hosting Qinetiq and remaining elements of the military research establishments.
RAF Bottesford AQ England Leicestershire
RAF Bottisham IM England Cambridgeshire
RAF Boulmer BM England Northumberland
RAF Bourn AU England Cambridgeshire
RAF Bovingdon BV England Hertfordshire
RAF Boxted BX England Essex
RAF Bracebridge Heath England Lincolnshire
RAF Bradwell Bay England Essex
RAF Bramcote England Warwickshire
RAF Brandy Bay England Dorsetshire http://www.tynehamopc.org.uk/brandy_bay.html https://www.flickr.com/groups/tyneham/discuss/72157627814285601/ Enter into Google Maps this Lat / Long:- 50.618021,-2.175729
RAF Bratton England Shropshire
RAF Brawdy BW Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Breighton AC England Yorkshire
RAF Brenzett England Kent 1943–1944 ALG, also known as Ivychurch
RAF Bridgnorth England Shropshire
RAF Brizlee Wood England Northumberland
RAF Broadwell JR England Oxfordshire
RAF Bruntingthorpe BP England Leicestershire now Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground
RAF Brunton BN England Northumberland
RAF Buckminster England Lincolnshire
RAF Bungay JO England Suffolk
RAF Burgh Castle England Norfolk First World War Landing Ground
RAF Burtonwood England Cheshire
RAF Burn AZ England Yorkshire
RAF Bury St Edmunds BU England Suffolk
RAF Bylaugh Hall England Norfolk Second World War Landing Ground
RAF Caerau Wales Cardiff 1939 – June 1944 HQ No. 14 Balloon Unit (and HQ Cardiff Group Royal Observer Corps from 1953 to 1968). Name changed to RAF Llandaff in 1946.
RAF Caerwent Wales Monmouthshire
RAF Caistor England Lincolnshire
RAF Calshot KT England Hampshire 1913–1961
RAF Calveley KY England Cheshire
RAF Cammeringham England Lincolnshire (previously RAF Ingham RAF Ingham)
RAF Cardington England Bedfordshire 1936 – Airship station and gas production Maintenance Unit. Historic Airship hangars remain.
RAF Carew Cheriton Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Cark KA England Cumbria
RAF Carlisle England Cumbria (formerly RAF Kingstown) – 1932 – 1996
RAF Carnaby England Yorkshire
RAF Castle Archdale QA Northern Ireland County Fermanagh Briefly known as RAF Loch Erne between 1941 – 1943. Sunderland flying boat base in World War II.
RAF Castle Bromwich England Warwickshire was the Castle Bromwich Aerodrome until 1958
RAF Castle Camps CC England Cambridgeshire
RAF Castle Combe England Wiltshire now Castle Combe Circuit
RAF Castle Donington CD England Leicestershire now East Midlands Airport
RAF Castle Kennedy QK Scotland
RAF Castletown AX Scotland Caithness
RAF Catfoss CA England Yorkshire
RAF Catterick AK England Yorkshire Now used by the British Army
RAF Cattewater England Devon (later RAF Mount Batten)
RAF Chailey England West Sussex 1943–1945 ALG
RAF Chalgrove England Oxfordshire now Chalgrove Airfield
RAF Charmy Down CH England Somerset
RAF Charterhall KH Scotland Berwickshire
RAF Chattis Hill England Hampshire 1917–1919
RAF Chedburgh CU England Suffolk Near Bury St Edmunds
RAF Cheddington CZ England Buckinghamshire –1952
RAF Chedworth YW England Gloucestershire
RAF Chelveston CV England Northamptonshire
RAF Chenies England Hertfordshire
RAF Cherhill England Wiltshire
RAF Chesil Bank England Dorset Bombing Ranges Unit with an Emergency Landing Ground
RAF Church Fenton England North Yorkshire Closed in 2013.
RAF Chicksands England Bedfordshire
RAF Chigwell England Essex
RAF Chilbolton CI England Hampshire 1940–1945
RAF Chilmark England Wiltshire Weapons maintenance unit
RAF Chipping Norton England Oxfordshire
RAF Chipping Ongar JC England Essex
RAF Chipping Warden CW England Oxfordshire –1946
RAF Chivenor IV England Devon Now Royal Marines Base Chivenor, the RAF now maintains only a Search and Rescue flight (22 Squadron)
RAF Christchurch England Hampshire 1940–1945 known as Christchurch Airfield in peacetime between 1926 and 1966.
RAF Church Broughton CB England Derbyshire
RAF Church Fenton CF England
RAF Church Lawford CL England Warwickshire
RAF Church Stanton England Somerset (renamed RAF Culmhead)
RAF Cleave England Cornwall (GCHQ CSO Morwenstow)
RAF Cluntoe UK Northern Ireland County Tyrone near Ardboe
RAF Clyffe Pypard England Wiltshire
RAF Coal Aston England Yorkshire 1918-1920 Opened as a Royal Flying Corps airfield in 1916
RAF Coleby Grange CG England Lincolnshire 1940-1946
RAF Colerne CQ England Wiltshire
RAF Collinstown Ireland County Dublin 1918-1922 Now in the Republic of Ireland
RAF Collyweston England Northamptonshire 1918-1941 Runway merged with the runway of RAF Wittering
RAF Coltishall CS England Norfolk 1938–2006 Domestic site became HM Prison Bure
RAF Compton Basset England Wiltshire
RAF Condover DV England Shropshire Relief Landing Ground
RAF Connel KO Scotland Argyllshire
RAF Coolham England West Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Copmanthorpe England Yorkshire 1918-1919 Opened as a Royal Flying Corps airfield in 1916
RAF Cottam CM England Yorkshire
RAF Cottesmore CT England Rutland 1938–2011
RAF Cottenham England Cambridgeshire 1918-1919 Former Royal Flying Corps airfield opened in 1916 and used a a night landing ground
RAF Covehithe England Suffolk 1918-1919 Former Royal Naval Air Service airfield opened in 1915
RAF Cowden England Yorkshire Bombing range
RAF Crail Scotland Fife 1918-1919 Became a Royal Naval Air Station from 1940
RAF Cramlington England Northumberland 1918-1919 Opened as a Royal Flying Corps airfield in 1915
RAF Cranage RG England Cheshire
RAF Cranfield CX England Bedfordshire Now Cranfield University and Cranfield Airport
RAF Cricklade England Wiltshire (radar site)
RAF Croft CR England Yorkshire 1941-1956 Now Croft Circuit
RAF Croft England Cheshire Accommodation for Fleet Air Arm base HMS Gosling and later for USAF Burtonwood
RAF Crosby on Eden KX England Cumbria (now named Carlisle Lake District Airport)
RAF Croughton AW
RAF Croydon England Surrey 1916 – 1920
1939 – 1946
later Croydon Airport now a retail/industrial estate
RAF Culham England Oxfordshire
RAF Culmhead UC England Somerset
RAF Dalcross DZ Scotland Inverness-shire
RAF Dale Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Dallachy DI Scotland Moray
RAF Dalton DA England Yorkshire
RAF Danby Beacon England Yorkshire
RAF Darley Moor DM
RAF Davidstow Moor DD England Cornwall
RAF Daws Hill England Buckinghamshire
RAF Deanland England East Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Debach DC England Suffolk
RAF Debden DB England Essex Used by both US 8th Air Force and RAF Fighter Command in Second World War. Now home to HQ Essex Wing RAF Air Cadets and Carver Barracks.
RAF Deenethorpe DP England Northamptonshire
RAF Defford DF England Worcestershire
RAF Denham England Buckinghamshire
RAF Deopham Green DG England Norfolk
RAF Desborough DS England Northamptonshire
RAF Desford England Leicestershire
RAF Detling England Kent 1916 – 1919
1938 – 1959
RAF Digby DJ
RAF Dishforth DH England North Yorkshire 1936–1992 Also used by the British Army (Army Air Corps Dishforth)
RAF Docking DK England Norfolk
RAF Doncaster England Yorkshire formerly RFC Doncaster (1914) Royal Flying Corps
RAF Donibristle Scotland Fife
RAF Donna Nook ZN Now an offshore bombing range
RAF Dounreay DN Scotland Caithness
RAF Dover England Kent 1918–1919 Airship and seaplane base
RAF Down Ampney XA England Gloucestershire
RAF Downham Market DO England Norfolk
RAF Drem DE Scotland East Lothian
RAF Driffield DR England Yorkshire
RAF Dronehill Scotland Berwickshire
RAF Dumfries DU Scotland Dumfries
RAF Dundonald Scotland Ayrshire
RAF Dunholme Lodge DL England Lincolnshire
RAF Dunkeswell DX England Devon
RAF Dunsfold England Surrey 1942–1945 later BAE Systems Dunsfold, now Dunsfold Aerodrome, and Top Gear studio and race track
RAF Duxford DX England Cambridgeshire 1918–1963 Put on "Care and Maintenance" from end of First World War in 1918 until the formation of RAF Fighter Command. Used by Both RAF Fighter Command and the US 8th Air Force during the Second World War, then home to RAF Strike Command until closure. Now Imperial War Museum Duxford
RAF Dyce DY Scotland Aberdeenshire Now Aberdeen Dyce Airport
RAF Dymchurch England Kent 1915–1920 Balloon station, also aircraft. Site considered for WWII ALG
RAF Earls Colne EC England Essex now Earls Colne Airfield
RAF Eastbourne England East Sussex 1914–1920
RAF East Fortune EF Scotland East Lothian
RAF East Kirkby EK England Lincolnshire
RAF East Moor EM England Yorkshire
RAF East Wretham UT England Norfolk
RAF Eastchurch England Kent 1912–1947 Now HMP Standford Hill
RAF Eastleigh England Hampshire 1918–1920 renamed RAF Southampton
RAF Edelsborough England Buckinghamshire – 2012 Communications site satellite of RAF Stanbridge
RAF Edgehill EH England Oxfordshire now Shenington Gliding Club
RAF Edzell EZ Scotland Angus
RAF Eglinton QM Northern Ireland County Londonderry now City of Derry Airport, Derry
RAF Elvington England Yorkshire
RAF Elsham Wolds ES England Lincolnshire
RAF Elvington EV England Yorkshire
RAF Ely Wales South Glamorgan (No 14 Balloon Centre Cardiff)
RAF Hospital Ely England Cambridgeshire
RAF Elmdon England Warwickshire
RAF Enstone EN England Oxfordshire now Enstone Airfield
RAF Errol ER Scotland Perth and Kinross
RAF Eshott England Northumberland
RAF Evanton ET Scotland Ross and Cromarty
RAF Exeter EX England Devon now Exeter International Airport
RAF Eye EY England Suffolk
RAF Fairoaks England Surrey 1937–1967 Now Fairoaks Airport
RAF Fairlop England Essex
RAF Fairwood Common FC Wales South Glamorgan now Swansea Airport
RAF Faldingworth FH England Lincolnshire
RAF Faraid Head Scotland Highland
RAF Farnborough England Hampshire 1911–1996 Former Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, Now Farnbrorough Airport
RAF Fauld England Staffordshire see RAF Fauld Explosion
RAF Felixstowe England Suffolk 1913–1962
RAF Feltwell FL England Norfolk
RAF Fersfield WF England Norfolk
RAF Filton England Gloucestershire
RAF Findo Gask FG Scotland Perth and Kinross
RAF Finmere FI England Buckinghamshire
RAF Finningley FB England Yorkshire now Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
RAF Firbeck England Yorkshire
RAF Fiskerton FN England Lincolnshire
RAF Flowerdown England Hampshire
RAF Folkestone England Kent 1915–1918 Airship station, previously RNAS Capel-le-Ferne. Site used for a wireless station during WWII
RAF Folkingham FO England Lincolnshire
RAF Ford England West Sussex 1918 – 1920
1937 – 1940
Became HMS Peregrine in 1940, now Ford Open Prison
RAF Fordoun FR Scotland Kincardineshire
RAF Foreland England Isle of Wight 1918–1919 Seaplane base
RAF Foulsham FU England Norfolk
RAF Fowlmere FW England Cambridgeshire 1918, 1939 – 1945 Returned to agriculture following the end of First World War. Reactivated at the outbreak of Second World War in 1939. Used by US 8th Air Force and RAF Fighter Command during Second World War. Returned to agriculture at the end of hostilities.
RAF Framlingham FM England Suffolk
RAF Fraserburgh FB Scotland Aberdeenshire
RAF Freckleton England Lancashire 1953- 1962 Operated as a Medical Training Unit. Originally part of RAF Warton, but, in 1947, following the sale of the main Warton Airfield site to the English Electric Company, the site used as a Medical Training Unit became part of RAF Lytham. When RAF Lytham closed in 1956, the site continued to offer Medical Training and was designated as RAF Freckleton.
RAF Freiston England Lincolnshire (Formerly RNAS Freiston – became an RAF station in 1918)
RAF Friston England East Sussex 1936
1940 – 1945
RAF Frost Hill Farm[3] England Hampshire 1940–1945 ALG
RAF Fulbeck FK England Lincolnshire
RAF Full Sutton FS England Yorkshire
RAF Fullarton Scotland Ayrshire
RAF Funtington England West Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Gailes Scotland Ayrshire
RAF Gamston England Nottinghamshire
RAF Gatwick England Surrey 1937–1946 now London Gatwick Airport
RAF Gaydon England Warwickshire Part of it is now home to the Heritage Motor Centre
RAF Glatton England Cambridgeshire
RAF Goldsborough England Yorkshire
RAF Gosfield England Essex
RAF Gosport England Hampshire 1915–1945 Became HMS Siskin in 1945
RAF Goxhill England Lincolnshire
RAF Grafton Underwood England Northamptonshire
RAF Grain England Kent 1916–1924 Airship and seaplane base, also known as RAF Port Victoria
RAF Grangemouth Scotland Falkirk
RAF Gransden Lodge England Bedfordshire
RAF Grantham England Lincolnshire (renamed RAF Spitalgate) – now a Territorial Army establishment
RAF Graveley England Huntingdonshire
RAF Gravesend England Kent 1937–1956
RAF Great Ashfield England Suffolk
RAF Great Dunmow England Essex
RAF Great Massingham England Norfolk
RAF Great Sampford England Essex
RAF Great Yarmouth England Norfolk First World War landing ground
RAF Greatham England County Durham
RAF Greatworth England Bedfordshire – 1976
RAF Greencastle Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Greenham Common England Berkshire
RAF Greenland Top England Lincolnshire (Also known as RAF Stallingborough)
RAF Grimsby England Lincolnshire (aka RAF Waltham)
RAF Grimsetter Scotland Orkney
RAF Grimsthorpe Park England Lincolnshire
RAF Grove England Berkshire
RAF Guston Down England Kent 1914–1919
RAF Hack Green England Cheshire now Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
RAF Halesworth England Suffolk
RAF Halfpenny Green England Staffordshire Formerly RAF Bobbington (now Wolverhampton Airport)
RAF Hall Caine Isle of Man
RAF Hamble England Hampshire 1931–1978
RAF Hammerwood England East Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Hampstead Norris England Berkshire
RAF Hamworthy England Dorsetshire
RAF Handforth England Cheshire
RAF Hanworth England Surrey
RAF Hardwick England Norfolk
RAF Harlaxton England Lincolnshire
RAF Harling Road England Norfolk 1918-1920 First World War "Landing Ground" opened in 1916 and used by the Royal Flying Corps and the United States Army Air Corps
RAF Harpur Hill England Derbyshire Munitions storage depot
RAF Hartford Bridge England Hampshire 1941–1953 Later renamed RAF Blackbushe, now Blackbushe Airport
RAF Harrington England Northamptonshire
RAF Harrowbeer England Devon
RAF Harwell England Oxfordshire
RAF Hatfield England Hertfordshire
RAF Hatston Scotland Orkney
RAF Haverfordwest Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Hawarden Wales Flintshire
RAF Hawkinge England Kent 1914–1963

(RAF Haydock England Lancashire)

RAF Headcorn England Kent 1943–1945 (ALG)
RAF Headley Court England Surrey Now the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) (formerly RAF Headley Court)[4]
RAF Heathfield Scotland Ayrshire
RAF Hednesford England Staffordshire
RAF Heigham Holmes England Norfolk 1940–1944 (ALG) – used by the Lysanders of 161 Sqn for ferrying SOE agents to and from Occupied Europe
RAF Hell's Mouth Wales Gwynedd
RAF Harpswell England Lincolnshire (later renamed as RAF Hemswell)
RAF Hemswell England Lincolnshire
RAF Hendon England Middlesex Airfield redeveloped into Graham Park housing estate (early 1970s-on) and RAF Museum.
RAF Henley-on-Thames England Oxfordshire
RAF Hereford England Herefordshire aka RAF Credenhill – now occupied by the British Army and elements of 22 SAS
RAF Heston England Middlesex
RAF Hethel England Norfolk now owned by Lotus Cars
RAF Heywood England Lancashire Maintenance Unit
RAF Hibaldstow England Lincolnshire
RAF High Ercall England Shropshire
RAF High Halden England Kent 1943–1944 (ALG)
RAF Hingham England Norfolk First World War "Landing Ground"
RAF Hinstock England Shropshire 1941–1947 Co-located with RN Fleet Air Arm station HMS Godwit. Specialised in instrument and blind landing technologies.
RAF Hinton-in-the-Hedges England Northamptonshire now Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield
RAF Hixon England Staffordshire
RAF Hockley Heath England Warwickshire
RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor England Yorkshire
RAF Holmsley South England Hampshire 1942–1946
RAF Holmpton England East Riding of Yorkshire 1953-2013 Radar - Support Command - UK Air CCIS - Now open to visitors
RAF Holt England Norfolk First World War "Landing Ground"
RAF Holyhead Wales Isle of Anglesey
RAF Honeybourne England Worcestershire 1941–1946
RAF Honiley England Warwickshire
RAF Hooton Park England Cheshire
RAF Hopton England Suffolk
RAF Horham England Suffolk
RAF Hornby Hall England Westmorland 1941–1945
RAF Hornchurch England Essex
RAF Horne England Surrey 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Horsham St Faith England Norfolk airfield site now Norwich International Airport
RAF Hullavington England Wiltshire Now used by the British Army
RAF Hucknall England Nottinghamshire
RAF Hunsdon England Hertfordshire
RAF Hurn England Hampshire 1941–1944 Now Bournemouth International Airport
RAF Husbands Bosworth England Leicestershire
RAF Hutton Cranswick England Yorkshire
RAF Hythe England Hampshire
RAF Ibsley England Hampshire 1941–1947
RAF Immingham England Lincolnshire (Formerly RNAS Immingham – transferred to RAF in 1918)
RAF Ingham England Lincolnshire (later named RAF Cammeringham)
RAF Innsworth England Gloucestershire
RAF Inverness Scotland Inverness-shire
RAF Isle of Grain England Kent (pre-RAF) RNAS Airship station, then RAF Isle of Grain
RAF Jurby Isle of Man
RAF Jurby Head Isle of Man
RAF Keevil England Wiltshire
RAF Kelstern England Lincolnshire
RAF Kemble England Gloucestershire
RAF Kenley England Surrey 1917–1959
RAF Kidlington England Oxfordshire now Oxford Airport
RAF Kilchiaran Scotland Isle of Islay
RAF Killadeas Northern Ireland County Fermanagh
RAF Kimbolton England Huntingdonshire
RAF Kings Cliffe England Northamptonshire
RAF Kingsnorth England Kent 1914–1919 WWI formerly RNAS Kingsnorth, Isle of Grain, 51° 22' 25" N 0° 36' 07" E, Airship station on the Isle of Grain. Not to be confused with RAF Isle of Grain 51° 26' 21" N 0° 42' 46" E
RAF Kingsnorth England Kent 1943 (WWII ALG) near Ashford
RAF Kinloss Scotland Moray 1939–2012 Former home of the Hawker Siddley Nimrod Force. Now Kinloss Barracks
RAF Kirkbride England Cumbria
RAF Kirkham England Lancashire Part of the site is now HMP Kirkham
RAF Kirkistown Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Kirknewton Scotland West Lothian
RAF Kirmington England Lincolnshire
RAF Knettishall England Suffolk
RAF Langar England Nottinghamshire
RAF Langford Lodge Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Langham England Norfolk
RAF Langtoft England Lincolnshire
RAF Lasham England Hampshire 1942–1948 now Lasham Airfield
RAF Lashenden England Kent 1943–1945 (ALG), now Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield
RAF Lavenham England Suffolk
RAF Leadenham England Lincolnshire
RAF Leconfield England Yorkshire
RAF Lee-on-Solent England Hampshire 1917–1957 RNAS Lee-on-Solent / HMS Daedalus
RAF Leicester East England Leicestershire now Leicester Airport
RAF Leiston England Suffolk
RAF Lichfield England Staffordshire
RAF Limavady Northern Ireland County Londonderry
RAF Lindholme England Yorkshire (previously called RAF Hatfield Woodhouse)
RAF Lissett England Yorkshire
RAF Little Rissington England Gloucestershire
RAF Little Snoring England Norfolk
RAF Little Staughton England Cambridgeshire
RAF Little Walden England Essex
RAF Llanbedr Wales Gwynedd
RAF Llandaff Wales Cardiff 1946–1980 Formerly RAF Caerau
RAF Llandow Wales South Glamorgan now Llandow Circuit
RAF Llandwrog Wales Gwynedd
RAF Locking England Somerset
RAF Long Kesh Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Longley Lane England Lancashire
RAF Long Marston England Warwickshire
RAF Loughborough England Leicestershire
RAF Ludford Magna England Lincolnshire
RAF Ludham England Norfolk now private landing strip
RAF Lulsgate Bottom England Somerset now Bristol Airport
RAF Lydd (WWII) England Kent 1943–1944 WWII ALG – not the current Lydd Airport
RAF Lymington England Hampshire 1942–1944 ALG
RAF Lympne England Kent 1916 – 1919
1940 – 1946
Also served as Lympne Airport between the wars and post WWII and HMS Buzzard / HMS Daedalus II from 1938–40
RAF Lyneham England Wiltshire
RAF Lytham England Lancashire 1947-1956 Originally part of RAF Warton, but when the main Airfield site was sold to the English Electric Company in 1947, one of the outlying sites was designated as RAF Lytham, and was used as a Transit Camp and for Medical Training. This site closed in 1956, with the Medical Training Unit moving to another nearby site with the designated name of RAF Freckleton.
RAF Macmerry Scotland East Lothian
RAF Machrihanish Scotland Argyll and Bute
RAF Madley England Herefordshire
RAF Maghaberry Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Manby England Lincolnshire
RAF Manorbier Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Manston England Kent 1917–1999 now Kent International Airport
RAF Marden England Kent 1917–1919 Class 2 Airfield, near Staplehurst, housed a RAF wireless transmitter station during WW2
RAF Market Deeping England Lincolnshire
RAF Market Drayton England Shropshire (Buntingsdale Hall)
RAF Market Harborough England Leicestershire
RAF Market Stainton England Lincolnshire
RAF Marston Moor England Yorkshire originally named RAF Tockwith and sometimes incorrectly RAF Marsden Moor
RAF Martlesham Heath England Suffolk 1917–1963 Pre 1939 was home to Royal Aircraft Establishment, in 1939 RAE moved to Farnborough and airfield became a Fighter Station as part of 11 Group. In 1943 RAF Moved out and USAAF moved in. Post war the Airfield had numerous roles until 1959 when it became home to Headquarters 11 Group Fighter Command, and that same year the Original Battle of Britain Flight as it was then known moved from North Weald where it had been formed to Martlesham Heath. In 1961 however it was decided that the close proximity of Martlesham's circuit to the fast Jets of the US Airforce bases of nearby Woodbridge and Bentwaters was becoming a problem and Martlesham was declared surplus to requirements and the Royal Air Force moved out.
RAF Marwell Hall England Hampshire 1941–1945 Now the site of Marwell Zoo
RAF Matching England Essex
RAF Matlaske England Norfolk
RAF Mattishall England Norfolk First World War "Landing Ground"
RAF Maydown Northern Ireland County Londonderry
RAF Meikle Ferry Scotland Ross-shire Marine craft unit
RAF Melksham England Wiltshire 1940-1965 Training schools
RAF Melton Mowbray England Leicestershire
RAF Mendlesham England Suffolk
RAF Merston England West Sussex 1941–1944 Satellite of RAF Tangmere
RAF Metheringham England Lincolnshire
RAF Methven Scotland Perth and Kinross
RAF Methwold England Norfolk
RAF Middle Wallop England Hampshire 1940 – 1945
1948 – 1958
now used by the British Army, AAC Middle Wallop
RAF Middleton St. George England County Durham now Durham Tees Valley Airport
RAF Millfield England Northumberland
RAF Medmenham England Buckinghamshire
RAF Melbourne England Yorkshire
RAF Membury England Berkshire
RAF Mepal England Cambridgeshire now Mepal Airfield
RAF Merryfield England Somerset
RAF Metfeld England Suffolk
RAF Millom England Cumbria
RAF Milltown Scotland Moray
RAF Misson England Nottinghamshire
RAF Montford Bridge England Shropshire 1941–1945 Satellite station of RAF Rednal
RAF Montrose Scotland Angus
RAF Moreton-in-Marsh England Gloucestershire Now the site of the Fire Service College
RAF Mormond Hill Scotland Aberdeenshire
RAF Morpeth England Northumberland It was also known locally as Tranwell
RAF Mount Batten England Devon
RAF Mount Farm England Oxfordshire
RAF Mousehold Heath England Norfolk 1914 under RFC, became first Norwich Airport in 1933
RAF Mullaghmore Northern Ireland County Londonderry
RAF Murlough Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Narborough England Norfolk
RAF Needs Oar Point England Hampshire 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Netheravon England Wiltshire now occupied by the British Army as AAC Netheravon
RAF Newchurch England Kent 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Newhaven England East Sussex 1917–1919 Seaplane base
RAF Newmarket England Suffolk
RAF New Romney England Kent 1917–1919 (WWI) Became Littlestone Airfield post-war, used as an Emergency Landing Ground
RAF New Romney England Kent 1942–1944 (WWII)
RAF Newton England Nottinghamshire
RAF Newtownards Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Nocton Hall England Lincolnshire Site of PMRAFNS Hospital Nocton Hall
RAF North Coates England Lincolnshire
RAF North Creake England Norfolk – 1945
RAF North Killingholme England Lincolnshire
RAF North Luffenham England Rutland
RAF North Pickenham England Norfolk
RAF North Weald England Essex This is where the VE-Day celebration flypast took off from, with Group Captain Douglas Bader taking the role of "Lead Fighter". Now North Weald Airfield
RAF North Witham England Lincolnshire
RAF Northleach England Gloucestershire
RAF Norton England Yorkshire
RAF Norton Disney England Lincolnshire originally named RAF Swinderby (but on different site to later flying station)
RAF Nuneaton England Leicestershire also known as RAF Lindley
RAF Nuneham Park England Oxfordshire
RAF Nuthampstead England Hertfordshire
RAF Nutts Corner Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Oban Scotland Argyll and Bute
RAF Oakham England Leicestershire
RAF Oakhanger England Hampshire
RAF Oakington England Cambridgeshire
RAF Oakley England Buckinghamshire
RAF Okehampton England Devon Also known as "Folly Gate"
RAF Old Buckenham England Norfolk
RAF Old Sarum England Wiltshire now Old Sarum Airfield
RAF Orby England Lincolnshire
RAF Oulton England Norfolk
RAF Ouston England Northumberland now Albermarle Barracks Royal Marines near Heddon on the Wall
RAF Oxenhope Moor England Yorkshire
RAF Padgate England Lancashire
RAF Patrington England Yorkshire
RAF Pembrey Wales Carmarthenshire
RAF Pembroke Dock Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Pengam Moors Wales South Glamorgan (aka RAF Cardiff)
RAF Penshurst England Kent 1916 – 1919
1940 – 1946
Became Penshurst Airfield, in operation 1919–36, reopened during WWII
RAF Penrhos Wales Gwynedd
RAF Peplow England Shropshire 1940–1947 Also known for a short period as RAF Childs Ercall. Later renamed HMS Godwit as a Fleet Air Arm instrument landing school
RAF Perranporth England Cornwall
RAF Pershore England Worcestershire also known as RAF Throckmorton, became Royal Radar Establishment Pershore
RAF Pevensey England East Sussex
RAF Pitreavie Castle Scotland Fife
RAF Pocklington England Yorkshire
RAF Podington England Bedfordshire Now Santa Pod Raceway drag strip
RAF Polebrook England Northamptonshire
RAF Polegate England East Sussex 1915–1919 Airship base
RAF Portreath England Cornwall After the War part of the airfield became Chemical Defence Establishment Nancekuke (CDE Nancekuke, a Chemical weapons manufacturing facility for VX gas and Sarin gas, (closed in the 1950s). Now RRH Portreath, a remote Radar Head
RAF Portsmouth England Hampshire 1939–1949
RAF Poulton England Cheshire 1943-1945 Used as a satellite of RAF Hawarden.
RAF Prawle Point England Devon 1917–1919 Former RNAS airfield
RAF Prestatyn Wales Denbighshire
RAF Prestwick Scotland Ayrshire - 2013 Formerly the Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military)
RAF Pucklechurch England Gloucestershire
RAF Pulborough England West Sussex 1940 – 1945? Emergency Landing Ground
RAF Pulham England Norfolk used for the development of British airships between the wars
RAF Quedgeley England Gloucestershire
RAF Rackheath England Norfolk
RAF Radlett England Hertfordshire 1940–1945 Aldenham Lodge Hotel requistioned as the headquarters of No. 80 (Signals) Wing
RAF Ramsbury England Wiltshire 1942–45
RAF Ramsgate England Kent 1940 Also Ramsgate Airport, temporary requisition during the Battle of Britain, re-opened as civil airfield in 1953 and closed in 1968
RAF Ratcliffe England Leicestershire
RAF Rattlesden England Suffolk
RAF Rauceby England Lincolnshire No 4 RAF Hospital between 1940 and 1947 – became Rauceby Mental Hospital
RAF Raydon England Suffolk
RAF Rearsby England Leicestershire
RAF Redhill England Surrey 1937–1945 now Redhill Aerodrome
RAF Rednal England Shrewsbury now Rednal Airfield
RAF Rhoose Wales South Glamorgan now Cardiff Airport
RAF Ricall England Yorkshire
RAF Ridgewell England Essex
RAF Ringway England Cheshire now Manchester Airport
RAF Rivenhall England Essex
RAF Roborough England Devon 1938–1945 Formerly Plymouth Municipal Aerodrom
RAF Rochester England Kent 1938–1953 1938 location of No 23 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School.[5]
RAF Rochford England Essex now London Southend Airport
RAF Ronaldsway Isle of Man (HMS Urley, RNAS Ronaldsway)
RAF Rudloe Manor England Somerset
RAF Rustington England West Sussex 1917–1919
RAF Rye England Kent Chain Home radar station – misleadingly located in Brookland, Kent (place named-for, Rye, just across border in Sussex)
RAF Samlesbury England Lancashire now Samlesbury Aerodrome
RAF Saltby England Leicestershire
RAF Sandtoft England Yorkshire
RAF Sandy Bay Northern Ireland County Antrim flying boat base on Lough Neagh near Ram's Island
RAF Saxa Vord Scotland Shetland
RAF Scarnish Scotland Argyll and Bute
RAF Scatsta Scotland Shetland
RAF Scorton England Yorkshire
RAF Sculthorpe England Norfolk
RAF Sealand Wales Flintshire
RAF Seaton Snook England Yorkshire
RAF Sedgeford England Norfolk
RAF Seething England Norfolk
RAF Seighford England Staffordshire
RAF Selsey England West Sussex 1943–1945 ALG, previously Selsey Airfield
RAF Sennen England Cornwall
RAF Shawbury England Shropshire
RAF Sheerness (Aerodrome) England Kent 1917–1918 Emergency Landing Ground
RAF Sheerness England Kent 1917–1919 Balloon station
RAF Shellbeach England Kent 1918–1981 WWI Emergency Landing Ground
RAF Shellingford England Oxfordshire
RAF Shepherds Grove England Suffolk
RAF Shipdham England Norfolk
RAF Shoreham (WWI) England West Sussex (WWI) 1914 – 1921
RAF Shoreham (WWII) England West Sussex 1940–1946 Wartime requisition of Shoreham Airport
RAF Shrewton England Wiltshire
RAF Silloth England Cumbria
RAF Silverstone England Northamptonshire now Silverstone International Motor Racing Circuit
RAF Siskin England Hampshire HMS Siskin – now HMS Sultan
RAF Skellingthorpe England Lincolnshire
RAF Skipton-on-Swale England Yorkshire
RAF Skitten Scotland Caithness
RAF Skewjack England Cornwall
RAF Sleap England Shropshire now Sleap Airfield
RAF Snailwell England Cambridgeshire
RAF Snaith England Yorkshire
RAF Snetterton Heath England Norfolk airfield now Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
RAF Snitterfield England Warwickshire
RAF Soberton England Hampshire 1940 – late 1950s Emergency Landing Ground
RAF Somerton England Isle of Wight 1916–1919 Became civil airfield for Saunders-Roe post-war, closed 1951
RAF Sopley England Hampshire
RAF South Witham England Lincolnshire
RAF Southam England Warwickshire
RAF Southampton England Hampshire formerly called RAF Eastleigh
RAF Southrop England Gloucestershire
RAF South Cerney England Gloucestershire
RAF Speke England Lancashire now Liverpool John Lennon Airport
RAF Spilsby England Lincolnshire
RAF Spitalgate England Lincolnshire (sometimes incorrectly spelt RAF Spittlegate) (formerly RAF Grantham)
RAF Squires Gate England Lancashire Now Blackpool International Airport
RAF St Angelo Northern Ireland County Fermanagh
RAF St Athan ¢ Wales Vale of Glamorgan Now known as MoD St Athan, hosted the Defence Aircraft Repair Agency (DARA)
RAF St Davids Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF St Eval England Cornwall
RAF St Mawgan England Cornwall – 2005 Now Newquay International Airport and the home of AgustaWestland
RAF Stafford England Staffordshire Now known as MoD Stafford, formerly hosted No. 16 Maintenance Unit RAF (16MU), one of several logistics centres and No 2 MT Sqn.
RAF Stanbridge England Bedfordshire May 1939 – 2013
RAF Stanmore Park England Middlesex
RAF Stansted Mountfitchet England Essex now London Stansted Airport
RAF Stapleford Tawney England Essex
RAF Staplehurst England Kent 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Staverton England Gloucestershire
RAF Steeple Morden England Cambridgeshire
RAF Stenigot England Lincolnshire
RAF Stoke Hammond England Bedfordshire – 1974
RAF Stoke Orchard England Gloucestershire
RAF Stoney Cross England Hampshire 1942–1948
RAF Stormy Down Wales South Glamorgan Bridgend
RAF Stow Maries England Essex 1917–1940 Originally an RFC station, used occasionally as a RLG in Second World War
RAF Stornoway Scotland Outer Hebrides Lewis
RAF Stradishall England Suffolk now HMP Highpoint prison.
RAF Stranraer Scotland Scottish Lowlands Flying boat base on Loch Ryan
RAF Stratford England Warwickshire aka RAF Atherstone
RAF Strubby England Lincolnshire
RAF Sturgate England Lincolnshire now Sturgate Airfield
RAF Sudbury England Suffolk
RAF Sullom Voe Scotland Shetland
RAF Sumburgh Scotland Shetland
RAF Sutton Bridge England Lincolnshire 1926–1958 Formerly Sutton Bridge Armament Practice Camp established 1 September 1926, from 1932 renamed RAF Sutton Bridge, closed 1958, airfield landsite transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and continues to be used by the Potato Council as an agricultural experiment station.
RAF Swannington England Norfolk
RAF Swanton Morley England Norfolk
RAF Swinderby England Lincolnshire
RAF Swingate Down England Kent 1914–1919 Also known as RAF St. Margarets. WWII Chain Home station.
RAF Swingfield England Kent 1916 -18
1942 – 45
WWII ALG
RAF Sydenham Northern Ireland County Down Also known at various times as RAF Belfast, HMS Gadwell, HMS Gannet III, Belfast Harbour Airport, Belfast City Airport now George Best Belfast City Airport
RAF Syerston England Nottinghamshire
RAF Sywell England Northamptonshire
RAF Talbenny Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Tallaght Ireland Co Dublin 1918
RAF Tangmere England West Sussex 1917 – 1919
1925 – 1979
RAF Tarrant Rushton England Dorsetshire
RAF Tatenhill England Staffordshire (initially called RAF Crossplains) – see also Tatenhill Airfield
RAF Tealing Scotland Angus
RAF Telscombe Cliffs England East Sussex 1916–1919
RAF Templeton Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Tempsford England Bedfordshire
RAF Thame England Buckinghamshire
RAF Theddlethorpe England Lincolnshire (Former bombing range)
RAF Thetford England Norfolk
RAF Tholthorpe England Yorkshire
RAF Thornaby England Yorkshire 1929–1958
RAF Thorney Island England Hampshire 1938–1976 Now used by Army, currently home to a Royal Artillery Regiment
RAF Thorpe Abbotts England Norfolk
RAF Throwley England Kent 1916–1919 Allocated as a WWII Emergency Landing Ground, but not used.
RAF Thruxton England Hampshire now Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit
RAF Thurleigh England Bedfordshire 1936–1946 Converted to RAE Bedford and is now Bedford Autodrome
RAF Tibenham England Norfolk
RAF Tilshead England Wiltshire 1925–1941
RAF Tilstock England Shropshire
RAF Tinwald Downs Scotland Dumfries and Galloway
RAF Tipnor England Hampshire 1917–1919 Balloon station
RAF Tiree Scotland Inner Hebrides
RAF Toome Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Towyn Wales Gwynedd
RAF Trebulzue England Cornwall Subsumed by RAF St Mawgan during WWII
RAF Treleaver England Cornwall
RAF Truleigh Hill England West Sussex
RAF Tuddenham England Suffolk
RAF Turnberry Scotland Ayrshire
RAF Turnhouse Scotland City of Edinburgh
RAF Turweston England Buckinghamshire Opened 1942 Now Turweston Aerodrome
RAF Twinwood Farm England Bedfordshire
RAF Tydd St Mary England Lincolnshire (Former RFC Aerodrome Tydd St Mary – Transferred to RAF in 1918)
RAF Upavon UA England Wiltshire now called Trenchard Lines, occupied by the British Army
RAF Upottery England Devon
RAF Upper Heyford England Oxfordshire 1916-1994 RFC, then RAF training facility; transferred to USAF in 1950 as a SAC bomber airfield, followed by operation by USAFE as a jet reconnaissance station and later a fighter-bomber airfield. Last operated F-111E aircraft until 1993 following the end of the Cold War; transferred back to MOD in 1994 following transfer of 20th Fighter Wing back to the United States and departure of last USAF personnel.
RAF Upwood England Cambridgeshire
RAF Usworth England County Durham RAF Usworth was a Royal Air Force station near Sunderland. In 1958 the airfield became Sunderland Airport.In 1984 the site was redeveloped as a manufacturing facility for Nissan cars.
RAF Ventnor England Hampshire Isle of Wight Chain Home radar station
RAF Wainfleet England Lincolnshire Bombing range.
RAF Walmer England Kent 1918–1919
RAF Walney Island England Lancashire
RAF Wanborough England Wiltshire 1941-1945 Relief Landing Ground
RAF Warboys England Cambridgeshire
RAF Warmwell XW England Dorsetshire 1937-1945
RAF Wartling England East Sussex
RAF Warton England Lancashire Originally Warton Aerodrome but, following the extension of two runways in 1940, the site became a satellite station of the RAF Coastal Command located at RAF Squires Gate. During WW2 the Airfield was used by the USAAF as BAD2. Following the war the Airfield was designated as RAF Warton. In 1947 the main Airfield site was purchased and developed by the English Electric Company. two outlying parts of the Warton site became RAF Lytham and RAF Freckleton. The main site has evolved over many years and is currently known as BAe Systems Warton.
RAF Warwick England Warwickshire 1941-1945 Relief Landing Ground
RAF Watchet England Somerset 1937-1940
RAF Watchfield England Wiltshire 1940-1950
RAF Waterbeach England Cambridgeshire 1941-1963 from 1966 to 2013 called Waterbeach BarracksBritish Army, Royal Engineers. Closed in March 2013.
RAF Wath Head England Cumberland 1941-1945
RAF Watnall England Nottinghamshire
RAF Wattisham England Suffolk The RAF now maintains only a Search and Rescue flight (B Flight, 22 Squadron) on this Army Air Corps airfield Army Air Corps Wattisham.
RAF Watton England Norfolk 1939-1976
RAF Weeton England Lancashire
RAF Warrington England Lancashire
RAF Welford England Berkshire 1943-1946 Also used by the USAAF
RAF Wellesbourne Mountford England Warwickshire Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield since 1965.
RAF Wellingore England Lincolnshire 1937-1946
RAF Wendling England Norfolk 1943-1945 Used by the United States Army Air Force
RAF West Ayton England Yorkshire 1918-1919
RAF West Drayton England Middlesex
RAF West Freugh Scotland Wigtownshire 1937- Became RAE West Freugh when taken over by the Royal Aircraft Establishment, now MoD West Freugh with bombing and weapon test Ranges, also training area for maritime/landing operations.
RAF West Kirby England Merseyside training camp on the Wirral Peninsula
RAF West Malling VG England Kent 1917 – 1918
1940 – 1969
Became Maidstone Airport in 1930.
RAF West Myne England Somerset
RAF West Raynham England Norfolk
RAF Westcott England Buckinghamshire Became the Rocket Propulsion Establishment (RPE Westcott)
RAF Westenhanger England Kent 1944 Folkestone Racecourse
RAF Westgate England Kent 1918–1920
RAF Westhampnett WQ England West Sussex 1940–1946 Satellite of RAF Tangmere, Emergency Landing Ground, now Chichester/Goodwood Airport
RAF Weston Zoyland England Somerset
RAF Wethersfield England Essex
RAF Weybourne England Norfolk
RAF Whitchurch England Somerset
RAF White Waltham England Berkshire Now White Waltham Airfield
RAF Wick Scotland Caithness
RAF Wickenby England Lincolnshire
RAF Wig Bay Scotland Scottish Lowlands Flying boat base on Loch Ryan
RAF Wigsley England Lincolnshire site straddled the border between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire (satellite of RAF Swinderby)
RAF Wilmslow England Cheshire
RAF Winfield Scotland Berwickshire
RAF Windrush UR England Gloucestershire
RAF Winkton XT England Hampshire 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Winthorpe England Nottinghamshire
RAF Wing England Buckinghamshire
RAF Winkleigh England Devon
RAF Witchford England Cambridgeshire
RAF Wombleton England Yorkshire
RAF Woodbridge England Suffolk 1943–Present Originally constructed as emergency divert field for RAF Bomber Command and USAAF 8 AF aircraft during WW II; postwar usage by Bomber Command until 1948. Transferred to USAF under USAFE as a fighter airfield, 1952. Operated F-101 Voodoos (1950s and 60s), F-4 Phantom IIs (1960s and 70s), and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs 1980s and 90s). Collocated rescue and recovery squadron with HC-130H/N/P Hercules and HH-53 helicopters, 1970-1992. USAF presence phased down with end of the Cold War; station returned to MOD, 1993. Now called "MOD Woodbridge", incorporating "Woodbridge Airfield" and "Rock Barracks", occupied by the British Army's 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault Brigade).
RAF Woodchurch XO England Kent 1943 ALG
RAF Woodhall Spa England Lincolnshire
RAF Woodley England Berkshire
RAF Woolfox Lodge England Rutland
RAF Woolsington England Northumberland Previously called RAF Station Newcastle Now the site of Newcastle International Airport
RAF Worcester England Worcestershire
RAF Worksop England Nottinghamshire
RAF Wormingford England Essex
RAF Worth Matravers England Dorsetshire
RAF Worthy Down England Hampshire 1918–1960
RAF Wratting Common England Cambridgeshire
RAF Wrexham Wales Wrexham
RAF Wroughton England Wiltshire now a depository of the National Museum of Science and Industry
RAF Wye England Kent 1916–1919
RAF Wymeswold England Leicestershire
RAF Yatesbury England Wiltshire
RAF Yeadon England Yorkshire now Leeds Bradford International Airport
RAF Zeals England Wiltshire

Chain Home, Chain Home Low, Chain Home Extra Low, ROTOR and tropo-scatter stations[edit]

Notes: Some of the Chain Home Low sites were co-located with the larger Chain Home radars. Chain Home Extra Low equipment was co-located with "Chain Home" and "Chain Home Low" as well as at separate sites, but were of a less permanent nature, usually with mobile equipment.

ROTOR was the post war Radar interception system created from existing radar installations.[6]

NARS, the North Atlantic Radio System, was an extension of the US Distant Early Warning system tropo-scatter communications network.

ACE High provided long range communications for NATO

Station Country County Ordnance Survey National Grid Notes
RAF Aird Uig Scotland Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides ('WIU') CEW R10 ROTOR Radar Station near Anstruther, Fife.
RAF Anstruther Scotland Fife
RAF Ballymartin Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Bamburgh England Northumberland
RAF Bard Hill, England Norfolk near Holt
RAF Barnton Quarry Scotland near Edinburgh
RAF Bawburgh England near Norwich
RAF Bawdsey[7] England Suffolk CH, CHEL, ('PKD') R3 GCI ROTOR Radar Station
RAF Beachy Head[8] England Sussex
RAF Beer Head, England Devon
RAF Bembridge England Isle of Wight
RAF Bempton England Yorkshire near Bridlington, formerly RAF Flamborough Head – later developed as a ROTOR station
RAF Ben Hough Northern Ireland near Tiree
RAF Bexhill England Sussex
RAF Binbrook England (UBIZ) – NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter LOS microwave terminal
RAF Blackhead Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Blackpool Tower England Lancashire (SD306357) Blackpool – AMES No. 64
RAF Bolt Tail England Devon
RAF Boniface Down England Isle of Wight
RAF Botley Hill Farm England NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Boulmer England ( GCI R3 ROTOR Radar Station & Control and Reporting Centre in the UK Air Surveillance and Control System)
RAF Branscombe England Devon (SY1988)
RAF Brenish[9] Scotland Western Isles (NA9910024250)
RAF Bride[10] Isle of Man (NX4604)
RAF Brizlee Wood England Northumberland (UBOZ) – NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Broadbay Scotland Western Isles (NB5314034470)
RAF Buchan Scotland (former ROTOR R3 GCI Radar Station 'GBU')
RAF Canewdon England Essex (TQ9094)
RAF Carsaig Scotland Isle of Mull
RAF Cape Greco Cyprus NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Castell Mawr Wales (SN5369)
RAF Chenies ('HAM' R8 GCI ROTOR Station)
RAF Crosslaw ( CHEL R2 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Cleadon England County Durham
RAF Clett Scotland Shetland Islands
RAF Cockburnspath Scotland Borders
RAF Cocklaw Scotland Aberdeenshire near Peterhead
RAF Cold Hesledon
RAF Coldblow Lane England NATO Ace High Tropospheric scatter site
RAF Collafirth Hill Scotland Shetland LOS (line of sight) microwave site for NATO ACE High.
RAF Crannoch Hill Scotland Banffshire
RAF Craster England Northumberland
RAF Creignish Isle of Man
RAF Cresswell England Northumberland
RAF Cromarty Scotland Ross and Cromarty
RAF Crustan Scotland Orkney Islands
RAF Dalby[11] Isle of Man Ceredigion (SC2178) Near Llanrhystud, AMES No. 67
RAF Danby Beacon England North Yorkshire near Lealholm
RAF Darsham England Suffolk (TM411720) High Street, Saxmundham IP17 3QD
RAF Deerness Scotland Orkney Islands
RAF Doonies Hill Scotland Aberdeen near Gregness
RAF Douglas Wood Scotland Angus (NO4862041515) near Monikie
RAF Dover[12] England Kent (TR335429)
RAF Downderry England Cornwall
RAF Downhill Northern Ireland County Londonderry
RAF Drone Hill:, Scotland Borders (NT8447066535) Near Coldingham
RAF Drytree England Cornwall (SW723218) Goonhilly Downs
RAF Dunderhole Point England Cornwall near Tintagel
RAF Dunkirk[13] England Kent (TR076595)
RAF Dunnet Head Scotland Caithness near Thurso
RAF Dunwich[14] England Suffolk
RAF Easington England Yorkshire near Easington
RAF Eorodale Scotland Isle of Lewis
RAF Fair Isle Scotland
RAF Fairlight[15] England Sussex ('9' R2 CHEL ROTOR Station)
RAF Faraid Head Scotland (RAI R10 CEW Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Folly Wales Pembrokeshire (SM858195) near Nolton
RAF Foreness Point[16] England Kent
RAF Formby England Lancashire
RAF Gailes (R8 GCI ('FUL') Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Glenarm Northern Ireland County Antrim
RAF Goldsborough England Yorkshire near Whitby – (('JEX') R2 CHEL ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Great Bromley England Essex (TM104265)
RAF Great Orme Wales Wales near Llandudno
RAF Greian Head Scotland Isle of Barra
RAF Greystone Northern Ireland County Down AMES No. 61
RAF Grutness Scotland Shetland Islands near Sumburgh
RAF Hack Green England Cheshire
RAF Happisburgh England Norfolk
RAF Hartland Point, England Devon
RAF Hawcoat England Lancashire near Barrow in Furness
RAF Hawks Tor England Devon near Plymouth
RAF Hayscastle Cross Wales Pembrokeshire (SM920256)
RAF Highdown Hill England Sussex near Angmering
RAF Hillhead Scotland Aberdeenshire (NJ9430061700) near Memsie
RAF Holmpton England Yorkshire (TA365227)
RAF Hope Cove, England Devon
RAF Hopton England Norfolk ( CHEL(B) R2 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Humberstone, England Lincolnshire
RAF Hythe England Kent
RAF Ingoldmells England Lincolnshire
RAF Inverbervie Scotland (CEW R1 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Islivig Scotland Isle of Lewis
RAF Jacka, England Cornwall near Portloe
RAF Kelvedon Hatch England Essex
RAF Kendrom, Scotland Isle of Skye near Kilmaluag
RAF Kete Wales Pembrokeshire near Dale
RAF Kilchiaran Scotland Isle of Islay
RAF Kilkeel Northern Ireland County Down AMES No. 78
RAF Kilkenneth[17] Scotland Argyll and Bute (NL9408045570) near Tiree
RAF Kingswear England Devon
RAF Kinley Hill England County Durham near Seaham
RAF Langley Lane England lancashire near Goosnargh – ROC Group HQ No 21, UKWMO National War HQ & Rotor SOC. Langley Lane Sector Operation Centre & Filter Room
RAF Langtoft (('LAT'): R6 GCI ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Loth[18][19] Scotland Sutherland (NC9590009600) near Helmsdale
RAF Mark's Castle England Cornwall near Land's End
RAF Minehead England Somerset
RAF Mormond HIll Scotland (UMOZ) – LOS microwave TxRx site for NATO ACE High
RAF Mossy Bottom England West Sussex near Shoreham
RAF Mossy Hill –, Scotland Shetland NATO Ace High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Navidale Scotland Sutherland near Helmsdale
RAF Needles England Isle of Wight
RAF Nefyn[20][21] Wales Gwynedd (SH2704037575) AMES No. 66
RAF Netherbutton[22][23] Scotland Orkney (HY4621104396) near Holm
RAF Newchurch England Kent (TR0531)
RAF North Cairn Scotland Dumfries (NW97107074) Near Stranraer – AMES No. 60
RAF North Foreland England Kent
RAF Northam, Devon England Devon (SS4529)
RAF Noss Hil: Scotland Shetland Islands (HU3613015575)
RAF Ottercops Moss England Northumberland (NY944896) near [[Otterburn, Northumberland]]
RAF Oxwich Wales South Glamorgan near Swansea
RAF Pen Oliver England Cornwall near The Lizard
RAF Pen y Bryn Wales Caernarfonshire
RAF Pevensey England East Sussex (TQ644073)
RAF Pitreavie Castle Rescue co-ordination centre
RAF Point of Stoer Scotland Sutherland
RAF Poling[24] England West Sussex (TQ043052) CH, CHEL
RAF Port Mor[25] Scotland Argyll and Bute (NL9442) Tiree
RAF Portland England Dosetshire (SY 6838 7253) (CEW R1 ROTOR Radar Station ('NIB'): 815 Signals Unit)
RAF Prestatyn Wales Denbighshire (('SYP') CHEL R11 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Rame Head England Cornwall
RAF Ramsgate England Kent
RAF Ravenscar England North Yorkshire
RAF Rhuddlan Wales Denbighshire (SJ012764) AMES No. 65
RAF Ringstead England Dorsetshire (SY751817) near Ringstead Bay
RAF Roddans Port Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Rodel Park Scotland Western Isles near Rodel, Harris
RAF Rosehearty Scotland Aberdeenshire
RAF Rye: England East Sussex (TQ968232)
RAF St. Lawrence[26] England Isle of Wight (SZ530760)
RAF Saligo Bay Scotland Argyll and Bute (NR2116066740) Islay
RAF Sandwich England Kent near Ash
RAF Sango[27] Scotland Sutherland (NC4170067500) near Durness
RAF Saxa Vord Scotland Shetland Islands near Unst – (R10 CEW Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Scarinish Scotland (('FLY') GCI R8 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Scarlett[28] Isle of Man (SC2566)
RAF Schoolhill[29] Scotland Aberdeenshire (NO9086098180) near Porthlethen
RAF Seaton Snook England (('DYR') GCI R3 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Sennen England Cornwall (SW376246)
RAF Skaw Scotland Shetland Islands (HP6634016805) near Unst
RAF Southbourne England Dorsetshire (SZ1591)
RAF Shipton England Yorkshire (ROTOR R4 SOC & SRHQ 21 / RGHQ 2.1)
RAF Shotton England County Durham
RAF Skendleby England Lincolnshire (later underground ROTOR site)
RAF Snaefell Isle of Man (R11 ROTOR Station)
RAF Sopley England (('AVO') 'R3' GCI ROTOR Station)
RAF South Ronaldsay Scotland Orkney
RAF South Stack Wales Anglesey
RAF St.Anne's England near Blackpool
RAF St.Margaret's England Kent
RAF St Bee's Head Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF St Cyrus Scotland Aberdeenshire
RAF St. Twynnells Wales Pembrokeshire (('TWY') GCI R6 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Staxton Wold England Yorkshire
RAF Stenigot England Lincolnshire near Louth, Lincolnshire – (Chain Home (CH) and ACE High tropo-scatter), still in use for training aerial erectors.
RAF Stoke Holy Cross England Norfolk (TG257028)
RAF Strumble head Wales Pembrokeshire
RAF Swansea Bay Wales Glamorgan
RAF Swingate England Kent near Dover
RAF Tannach Scotland Caithness (ND3200046900) Wick
RAF The Law Scotland Angus near Carnoustie
RAF Trelanvean England Cornwall (SW762193) Goonhilly Downs
RAF Treleaver (ROTOR: GCI Station)
RAF Trerew England Cornwall (SW812585) Newquay – (CH WW2 & ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Trevose Head England Cornwall
RAF Trewan Sands (R8 GCI Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Trimingham England (('QLE') CEW R1 ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Truleigh Hill[30] England West Sussex near Bramber
RAF Ulbster Scotland Caithness near Wick
RAF Uxbridge England NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Ventnor[31] England Isle of Wight
RAF Walton on Naze England Essex
RAF Warden Point England Kent Isle of Sheppey
RAF Wartling England (('ZUN') R3 GCI ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Watsness Scotland Shetland near Walls
RAF Warren Wales Pembrokeshire (SR9397)
RAF West Beckham England Norfolk
RAF West Drayton London
RAF West Prawle England Devon (SX771374)
RAF Westburn, Scotland Aberdeenshire
RAF Westcliff England Dorsetshire near Portland
RAF West Myne England (R11 CHEL Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Whale Head Scotland Orkney Islands (HY7590546125) Sanday
RAF Whitehawk England East Sussex near Brighton
RAF Whitstable England Kent
RAF Wick Scotland ( R8 GCI Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Worth Matravers England Dorsetshire (SY967777) near Swanage
RAF Wylfa Wales Isle of Anglesey (SH3522093385) AMES No. 76

Overseas[edit]

Station Country Notes
RAF Khormaksar Colony of Aden Aden Protectorate Now Aden International Airport
RAF Steamer Point Colony of Aden Aden Protectorate
RAF Hospital Steamer Point Colony of Aden Aden Protectorate
RAF Hospital Khormaksar Beach Colony of Aden Aden Protectorate
RAF Kandahar Afghanistan Afghanistan Main operating airfield in Afghanistan for the RAF
RAF Maison Blanche Algeria Algeria
RAF Lagens Azores Azores
RAF Muharraq Bahrain Bahrain
RAF Ursel Belgium Belgium
RAF Belize Belize Belize Headquarters at Airport Camp, Ladyville
RAF Darrell's Island Bermuda Bermuda Royal Air Force, Bermuda, 1939–1945
Kindley Air Force Base Bermuda Bermuda Joint RAF Transport Command/USAAF base
RAF Labuan North Borneo British North Borneo Now Labuan Airport
RAF Tawau North Borneo British North Borneo Now Tawau Airport
RAF Kuching North Borneo British North Borneo Now Kuching International Airport
RAF Hmawbi Burma Burma Hmawbi Air Base, Myanmar Air Force
RAF Meiktilla Burma Burma Meiktilla Air Base, Myanmar Air Force
RAF Mingaladon Burma Burma Mingaladon Air Base HQ, Myanmar Air Force
RAF Pegu Burma Burma Taungoo Air Base, Myanmar Air Force
RAFU Goose Bay Canada Canada (1949–2005) now CFB Goose Bay
RAF Colombo Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1941–1946) – now SLAF Ratmalana
Colombo Racecourse Airstrip Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon Re-converted back to racecourse following World War II
RAF Ekala Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon
RAF Gangodawila Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon
RAF Kandy Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1941–1946)
RAF Kankesanturai Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1941–1945) now SLAF Palaly
RAF Koggala Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1940–1947) now SLAF Koggala
RAF Ratmalana Ceylon now Ratmalana Airport
RAF Minneriya Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1942–1945) now SLAF Hingurakgoda[32]
RAF Negombo Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1946–1957) – now the Bandaranaike International Airport & SLAF Katunayake
RAF Sigiriya Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon ] (1942–1945) – now SLAF Sigiriya
RAF China Bay Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1930–1957) – now SLAF China Bay[33]
RAF Vavuniya Dominion of Ceylon Ceylon (1942–1945) – now SLAF Vavuniya
RAF Cocos Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands
RAF Cape Greco Cyprus Cyprus ACE High tropo-scatter site
RAF Nicosia Cyprus Cyprus 1930s–1966 still owned by the Ministry of Defence but used by the UN
RAF Aboukir Egypt Egypt 1916 – 1947, home to the Central Depot of RAF Middle East until 1939
RAF Abu Sueir Egypt Egypt
RAF Abu Sultan Egypt Egypt
RAF Almaza Egypt Egypt
RAF Amriya Egypt Egypt
RAF Cairo West Egypt Egypt
RAF Deversoir Egypt Egypt
RAF El Ballah Egypt Egypt (also recorded as RAF Ballah)
RAF El Hamra Egypt Egypt
RAF Fayid Egypt Egypt
RAF Gianaclis Egypt Egypt
RAF Heliopolis Egypt Egypt
RAF Helwan Egypt Egypt
RAF Ismailia Egypt Egypt
RAF Kabrit Egypt Egypt (Canal Zone) -1954
RAF Kasfareet Egypt Egypt
RAF Shallufa Egypt Egypt
RAF Stanley Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
RAF Kelly's Garden Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
RAF Navy Point Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
RAF Eide Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Radar station
RAF Nolsoy Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Radar station
RAF Suduroy Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Radar station
RAF Sanboy Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Radar station
RAF Torshavn Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Joint RAF/RN radar Control Centre [34]
RAF Vaagar Faroe Islands Faroe Islands became Faeroe Is. civilian International Airport
RAF Istres France France During the Great War (1914–1918), and for a short period afterwards, there were at least 250 recognised airfields in France that the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service, and Royal Air Force used at various times.[35]
RAF Saint Inglevert France France First World War airfield at Saint-Inglevert, Pas-de-Calais. A later civil airfield on a different site was used during the early part of the Second World War.
RAF Ahlhorn Germany Germany
RAF Blankenese Germany Germany
RAF Bruggen Germany Germany Now a British Army Garrison, called "Elmpt Station, Javelin Barracks"
RAF Bückeburg Germany Germany
RAF Butzweilerhof Germany Germany
RAF Celle Germany Germany
RAF Fassberg Germany Germany
RAF Fuhlsbüttel Germany Germany
RAF Gatow Germany Germany
RAF Geilenkirchen Germany Germany
RAF Goch Germany Germany
RAF Gütersloh Germany Germany now a British Army Garrison, called "Princess Royal Barracks, Gütersloh", (AAC Gütersloh)
RAF Hambühren Germany Germany
RAF Hehn Germany Germany
RAF Hustedt Germany Germany
RAF Husum Germany Germany A remote radar station on the coast near Husum, Schleswig-Holstein – initially designated "B.172 Husum"
RAF Jever Germany Germany
RAF Laarbruch Germany Germany now in civilian use, under the name Weeze (or Niederrhein) Airport (NRN/EDLV)
RAF Lübeck Germany Germany Initially designated "B.158 Lübeck"
RAF Lüneburg Germany Germany
RAF Nordhorn Germany Germany Bombing Range
RAF Oldenburg Germany Germany
RAF Plantlünne Germany Germany
RAF Rheindahlen Germany Germany now occupied by the British Army, as HQ United Kingdom Support Command (Germany) (HQ UKSC(G))
RAF Schleswigland Germany Germany Initially designated "B.164 Schleswigland"
RAF Sundern Germany Germany
RAF Sylt Germany Germany
RAF Uetersen Germany Germany
RAF Wahn Germany Germany
RAF Hospital Wegberg Germany Germany now occupied by the British Army, as HQ British Forces Germany Health Service (BFGHS)
RAF Wildenrath Germany Germany
RAF Winterberg Germany Germany
RAF Wunstorf Germany Germany
RAF Takoradi Gold Coast (British colony) Gold Coast The Gold Coast became the independent country of Ghana in 1957
RAF Kai Tak Hong Kong Hong Kong (1927–1978) by RAF; transferred to Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force 1978–1993 and Government Flying Service 1993–1998; now being redeveloped as cruise ship terminal and other uses
RAF Sek Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong (1950-1980s and 1992–1997 by RAF; now home to People's Liberation Army Air Force helicopter squadron (PLAAF Helicopter Regiment 39968) 1997–present
RAF Shatin Hong Kong Hong Kong 1949-1970s by RAF and Army Air Corps (United Kingdom) (1950s–1960s); redeveloped as residential housing
RAF Siu Sai Wan Hong Kong Hong Kong 1947-1980s by RAF and allies (Australia, Canada, New Zealand) for intelligence gathering from China; demolished and now residential development
RAF Tai Mo Shan Hong Kong Hong Kong (Project Cabbage Leaf) – ex RAF and current Hong Kong Observatory weather radar station
RAF Kaldadarnes Iceland
RAF Olfus Iceland TRU radar station - later transferred to US becoming 'Camp Hughes'[34]
RAF Reykjavík Iceland
RAF Vik Iceland COL radar station [34]
RAF Chittagong British Indian Empire now Shah Amanat International Airport, Bangladesh
RAF Comilla British Indian Empire
RAF Cox's Bazaar British Indian Empire now Cox's Bazar Airport, Bangladesh
RAF Agra British Indian Empire now Agra Air Force Station
RAF Alipore British Indian Empire
RAF Allahabad British Indian Empire now Bamrauli Air Force Station
RAF Amarda Road British Indian Empire
RAF Ambala British Indian Empire now Ambala Air Force Station
RAF Agartala British Indian Empire now Agartala Air Force Station
RAF Arkonam British Indian Empire
RAF Asansol British Indian Empire
RAF Bangalore British Indian Empire (aka RAF Yelahanka) – now Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, Karnataka
RAF Barrackpore British Indian Empire now Barrackpore Air Force Station
RAF Bhopal British Indian Empire now Raja Bhoj Airport
RAF Car Nicobar British Indian Empire now Car Nicobar Air Force Station
RAF Chakeri British Indian Empire now Chakeri Air Force Station
RAF Cholovaram British Indian Empire
RAF Delhi British Indian Empire
RAF Dhubalia British Indian Empire
RAF Digri British Indian Empire
RAF Dum Dum British Indian Empire Now Dum Dum Air Force Station
RAF Hakimpet British Indian Empire Now Hakimpet Air Force Station
RAF Imphal British Indian Empire now Imphal Airport
RAF Jessore British Indian Empire Now Jessore Airport
RAF Jodhpur British Indian Empire Now Jodhpur Air Force Station
RAF Kalyan British Indian Empire
RAF Kanchrapara British Indian Empire
RAF Kohat British Indian Empire
RAF Kolar British Indian Empire
RAF Lahore British Indian Empire
RAF Maharajpur British Indian Empire now Maharajpur Air Force Station
RAF Palam British Indian Empire now Indira Gandhi International Airport
RAF Poona British Indian Empire now Lohegaon Air Force Station
RAF Ranchi British Indian Empire now Birsa Munda Airport
RAF Santacruz British Indian Empire now Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
RAF Secunderbad British Indian Empire now Hakimpet Air Force Station
RAF Srinagar British Indian Empire now Srinagar Air Force Station
RAF Tambaram British Indian Empire now Tambaram Air Force Station
RAF Vizagapatam British Indian Empire now Visakhapatnam Airport
RAF Chaklala British Indian Empire now Benazir Bhutto International Airport and Pakistan Air Force Station Chaklala
RAF Jiwani British Indian Empire Now Jiwani Airport
RAF Karachi British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal
RAF Mauripur British Indian Empire (used after partition by RAF) – now Pakistan Air Force Base Masroor
RAF Peshawar British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar
RAF Quetta British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Samungli
RAF Risalpur British Indian Empire Now PAF Base Risalpur/Pakistan Air Force Academy
RAF Sargodha British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Mushaf
RAF Basrah Iraq Iraq
RAF Basra Iraq Iraq At Basra International Airport
RAF Dhibban Iraq Iraq (renamed RAF Habbaniya in 1938)
RAF Habbaniya Iraq Iraq (renamed from RAF Dhibban in 1938)
RAF Hinaidi Iraq Iraq
RAF Shaibah Iraq Iraq
RAF H1 Iraq Iraq (used as a relief landing ground during the 1920s to 1940s by 84 Squadron. Near Jordanian border)
RAF H2 Iraq Iraq (used as a relief landing ground during the 1920s to 1940s by 84 Squadron. Near Jordanian border)
RAF H3 Iraq Iraq (used as a relief landing ground during the 1920s to 1940s by 84 Squadron. Near Jordanian border)
RAF Brindisi Italy Italy
RAF Cagliari Italy Italy (Sardinia)
RAF Decimomannu Italy Italy (Sardinia)
RAF El Mas Italy Italy (Sardinia)
RAF Iwakuni Japan Japan
RAF Zerqa Jordan Jordan became Dawson's Field (Dawson's Field hijackings)
RAF Mafraq Jordan Jordan
RAF Eastleigh Kenya Kenya
RAF Kisumu Kenya Kenya
RAF Mombasa Kenya Kenya
RAF Nairobi Kenya Kenya
RAF Thika Kenya Kenya
RAF Benina Libya Libya
RAF Castel Benito Libya Libya later RAF Idris now Tripoli International Airport
RAF Derna Libya Libya
RAF El Adem

RAF Tobruk

Libya Libya
RAF Butterworth United Kingdom British Malaya to 1957, thereafter RAAF Butterworth, now RMAF Butterworth
RAF Kota Bharu United Kingdom British Malaya – now Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
RAF Kuala Lumpur United Kingdom British Malaya now RMAF Kuala Lumpur
RAF Kuantan United Kingdom British Malaya now RMAF Kuantan
RAF Gan Maldives Maldives now Gan International Airport
RAF Hithadhoo Maldives Maldives (domestic site for RAF Gan)
RAF Hal Far Malta Malta
RAF Kalafrana Malta Malta
RAF Luqa Malta Malta to 1979, now the site of Malta International Airport
RAF Safi Malta Malta
RAF Siggiewi Malta Malta Home of No 840 Signals Unit
RAF Ta Kali Malta Malta (Ta' Qali)
RAF Eindhoven Netherlands Netherlands (B.78) now Eindhoven Airport
RAF Woensdrecht Netherlands Netherlands (B.79) now Woensdrecht Airbase
RAF Schijndel Netherlands Netherlands (B.85)
RAF Twente Netherlands Netherlands (B.106) now Enschede Airport Twente
RAF Volkel Netherlands Netherlands (B.80) now Volkel Air Base
RAFU Goose Bay  Newfoundland (1941–1949) now CFB Goose Bay
RAF Kano Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria gained independence in 1960 – now Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
RAF Ikeja Nigeria Nigeria
RAF Maiduguri Nigeria Nigeria
RAF Masirah Oman Oman
RAF Ras Al Hadd Oman Oman
RAF Salalah Oman Oman
RAF Aqir Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Tel Nof Israeli Air Force Base
RAF Ein Shemer Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Ein Shemer Airfield
RAF Gaza Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine
RAF Haifa Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Haifa Airport
RAF Lydda Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Ben Gurion International Airport
RAF Petah Tiqva Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Kfar Sirkin Airfield
RAF Qastina Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine Now Hatzor Israeli Air Force Base
RAF Ramat David Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base
RAF Ramleh Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine
RAF Al Udeid  Qatar Co-located at Qatar Emiri Air Force base Al Udeid Air Base
RAF Amoy Quee Singapore Singapore Now Singapore Armed Forces Amoy Quee Camp (Seletar)
RAF Changi Singapore Singapore Now Changi Air Base and Singapore Changi Airport
RAF Chia Keng Singapore Singapore A GCHQ radio receiving station and a satellite station (closed down in 1971) affiliated to RAF Changi
RAF Gombak Singapore Singapore An RAF radar station affiliated to RAF Tengah
RAF Jurong Singapore Singapore A GCHQ radio receiving station and a satellite station (closed down in 1971) affiliated to RAF Tengah
RAF Kallang Singapore Singapore Old Kallang Airport (closed down in 1955)
RAF Seletar Singapore Singapore Now Seletar Airport
RAF Sembawang Singapore Singapore Now Sembawang Air Base, also known as HMS Simbang in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm service
RAF Tengah Singapore Singapore Now Tengah Air Base
RAF Khartoum Sudan Sudan
RAF Summit Sudan Sudan
RAF Amman Jordan Transjordan The Transjordan was a British mandate territory until 1946 when it became the kingdom of Jordan. Now Amman Civil Airport
RAF Mafraq Jordan Transjordan The Transjordan was a British mandate territory until 1946 when it became the kingdom of Jordan.
RAF Sharjah United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Overseas Royal Flying Corps (WWI) and British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (WWII) airfields[edit]

Station Country Notes
Long Branch AerodromeMississauga, Ontario Canada Canada World War I training airfield 1917–1919; industrial land now a vacant brownfield
Leaside AerodromeToronto Canada Canada World War I training airfield 1918–1919; later used by Toronto Flying Club and now industrial area
Armour Heights FieldToronto Canada Canada World War I training airfield 1917–1919; now residential neighbourhood
Malton Airport – Mississauga Canada Canada World War II British Commonwealth Air Training Plan facility (No. 1 Elementary Service Flying School) 1940–1942; now Toronto-Pearson International Airport
Mount Hope AirportHamilton, Ontario Canada Canada World War II British Commonwealth Air Training Plan facility (No.10 Elementary Flying Training School and No.33 Air Navigation School) 1940–1945; now Hamilton International Airport
CFB GreenwoodGreenwood, Nova Scotia Canada Canada British Commonwealth Air Training Plan RAF Station Greenwood built 1940–1942 and shared with RCAF 1942–1944; transferred to RCAF July 1944
CFB WinnipegWinnipeg, Manitoba Canada Canada British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as RCAF Winnipeg during WWII
CFB Borden Canada Canada British Commonwealth Air Training Plan airfield during WWII and No. 1 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) (until 1946)
CFB Moose JawMoose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada Canada British Commonwealth Air Training Plan airfield during WWII 1941–1946; home to RAF's No. 32 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) 1942–1946
CFB TrentonTrenton, Ontario Canada Canada British Commonwealth Air Training Plan airfield during WWII – RCAF Central Flying School, No. 1 Air Navigation School (to 1942), No. 1 Flying Instructor School, and No. 1 Composite Training School.
CFB North BayNorth Bay, Ontario Canada Canada British Commonwealth Air Training Plan airfield during WWII

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Berkshire 1932-1974

References[edit]