RAF Hereford

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Credenhill Barracks
RAF Hereford

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Near Credenhill, Herefordshire, in England
Credenhill Barracks is located in Herefordshire
Credenhill Barracks
Credenhill Barracks
RAF Hereford within Herefordshire
Coordinates 52°05′06″N 002°47′42″W / 52.08500°N 2.79500°W / 52.08500; -2.79500Coordinates: 52°05′06″N 002°47′42″W / 52.08500°N 2.79500°W / 52.08500; -2.79500
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built 1939 (1939)
In use 1940–1999
Unknown-present
Battles/wars Second World War
Airfield information
Helipads
Number Length and surface
01 40 metres (131 ft) Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Hereford or RAF Hereford, and also known as RAF Credenhill, was a non-flying station of the Royal Air Force situated in the village of Credenhill near Hereford. It was commissioned in 1940 and served as home for a range of training schools from 1940 until closure in 1999. RAF Hereford was home to Administrative Apprentice training until the final entry (330) graduated and passed out in August 1973 following which the station continued to provide trade training to adult entrants to the RAF and 'in service' junior command and leadership / promotion training until 1999. The station was subsequently redeveloped for use by the British Army and established as depot for the Special Air Service.

History[edit]

  • No. 11 School of Technical Training from 15 June 1940 until 30 September 1945.[1]
  • School of Torpedo Maintenance from 1942 until 1946.[1]
  • No. 7 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit from 17 April 1944 to February 1945.[1]
  • HQ, No. 24 Group from September 1944 until December 1944.[1]
  • No 50 Gliding School (Mar 1944 - Jan 1946)*
  • The Air Crew Officers School from 3 May 1944 until 1 November 1944.[1]
  • No. 1 Air Crew Officers School from 1 November 1944 until 1 May 1946.[1]
  • No. 2 S of A T (School of Administration training.) May 1948.[1]
  • No. 533 Sqn RAF Regiment starting from 1 July 1952.[1]
  • No 11 School of Technical Training (15 Jun 1940 – 30 Sep 1945)
  • WRAF Depot / WRAF clerical trades training school.
  • RAF/WRAF catering trade training school (The Royal Air Force School of Catering).
  • No. 3 School of Technical Training from April 1959 until 17 May 1974).[1]
  • Administrative Apprentice Training School from 1953 to August 1973 culminating in the graduation of the final App. Admin entry (#330).[citation needed]
The graduation photograph of 2 Squadron RAF Admin Apprentices - RAF Hereford - August 1973. The final entry to graduate from No. 3 School of Technical Training

RAF Chef Apprentices 1964 to ?

Current use[edit]

No. 658 Squadron AAC has been posted here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "RAF Hereford (Credenhill)". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Gary Parsons (January 2014). "News briefs". AirForces Monthly (Stamford: Key Publishing): pg.7. 

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