RAF Westcott

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RAF Westcott
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Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Westcott, Buckinghamshire
Built 1941
In use 1942-1945
Coordinates 51°50′46″N 000°58′15″W / 51.84611°N 0.97083°W / 51.84611; -0.97083Coordinates: 51°50′46″N 000°58′15″W / 51.84611°N 0.97083°W / 51.84611; -0.97083
Map
RAF Westcott is located in Buckinghamshire
RAF Westcott
RAF Westcott
Location in Buckinghamshire
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RAF Westcott is a former Royal Air Force station located in Westcott, Buckinghamshire.

History[edit]

It was used by No. 11 Operational Training Unit RAF during the war, along with its satellite station RAF Oakley.[1] RAF Westcott opened in September 1942 with crews using Vickers Wellington bombers for training.[1]

The RAF moved out in August 1945 shortly after nearly 53,000 liberated allied POWs who arrived by air into Westcott as the first UK staging post in their repatriation in Operation Exodus.[1] The station closed on 3 April 1946.[1]

In the 1960s and 1970s, it was the home of the Rocket Propulsion Establishment.[1] The site is now a Venture Park, for light industry.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Westcott Airfields of Britain
  2. ^ Westcott Venture Park

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