List of former Royal Air Force stations

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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. Stations initially took their station name from the nearest railway station or halt to the airfield, e.g., RAF Abingdon from Abingdon railway station.[citation needed] It has also been stated that RAF stations took their name from the parish in which the station headquarters was located (e.g., Binbrook has never had a railway station.)[1]

British Isles[edit]

Station Pundit Code[2]/USAAF Station Code Country County Operational period Notes
RAF Abbots Bromley England Staffordshire 1940–1949
RAF Abbots Ripton England Huntingdonshire part of RAF Alconbury
RAF Abbotsinch Scotland Renfrewshire 1933–1943 Passed to Royal Navy / Fleet Air Arm in 1943, now Glasgow International Airport
RAF Aberporth Wales Ceredigion 1941–1982 Now Aberporth Airport
RAF Abingdon AB England Oxfordshire[a] 1932–1992 Now in use by the British Army as Dalton Barracks
RAF Acaster Malbis AM England West Riding of Yorkshire 1942–1957
RAF Acklington AI England Northumberland 1916–1920
Now Her Majesty's Prison Northumberland (Formerly Acklington and Castington)
RAF Akeman Street England Oxfordshire 1940–1947
RAF Alconbury AY England Huntingdonshire 1939–1942 USAFE use continuing. Former RAF site being developed as Alconbury Weald.
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 Alness YS Scotland Ross and Cromarty 1920–1986 RAF Invergordon until 1943. 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 AV England Hampshire 1917–1976 Now Marlborough Lines home to the HQ of the British Army.
RAF Andreas VS Isle of Man 1941–1947
RAF Angle AE Wales Pembrokeshire 1941–1950
RAF Annan AG Scotland Dumfriesshire 1942–45 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 Sussex 1943–1944 (ALG)
RAF Ascot England Berkshire 1916–1919
RAF Ashbourne AS England Derbyshire 1942–1954
RAF Ashford England Kent 1943–1944 ALG, near Egerton
RAF Aston Down AD England Gloucestershire 1938–1976
RAF Atcham AP England Shropshire 1941–1946
RAF Atherstone England Warwickshire
RAF Attlebridge AT England Norfolk 1941–1956
RAF Ayr AR Scotland Ayrshire 1936–2013 renamed RAF Prestwick
Ayr Scotland Ayrshire 1917–1919 Ayr Racecourse
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 1939–43 Originally and now Coventry Airport
RAF Balado Bridge Scotland Perth and Kinross
RAF Balderton BN England Nottinghamshire 1941–1954
RAF Baldonnel Republic of Ireland County Dublin (now Casement Aerodrome)
RAF Ballyhalbert YB Northern Ireland County Down 1941–1947
RAF Ballykelly IY Northern Ireland County Londonderry 1945–1971
RAF Bampton Castle England Oxfordshire
RAF Banff AF Scotland Banffshire 1943–46
RAF Bardney BA England Lincolnshire 1943–1963
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 England Lincolnshire 1938 – 1948 ? – Present was JEFTS – Joint Elementary Flying Training School. Now No. 3 Flying Training School, active airfield as sub-unit to RAF Cranwell
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 BS England Cambridgeshire 1938–1969 now Bassingbourn Barracks
RAF Bawdsey England Suffolk 1936–1990 once home to the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) – radar research. Now still home to the RAF Sailing Association (Safety Division).
RAF Bawtry England West Riding of Yorkshire 1941–1986 H.Q. Bomber Command No. 1 Group
RAF Beaulieu BL England Hampshire 1915–1919
RAF Beccles BE England Suffolk 1943–1945
RAF Bekesbourne England Kent 1916 – 1919
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 Birthplace and original headquarters / training facility of the Royal Air Force Regiment
RAF Bembridge England Isle of Wight 1915–1920 Seaplane base. Also known as RNAS Bembridge Harbour
RAF Benbecula BB Scotland Inverness-shire 1941–47 Now RRH Benbecula, an unmanned Remote Radar Head controlled by RAF Boulmer
RAF Bentley Priory England Middlesex 1926–2008 Former home to HQ Fighter Command, where Dowding oversaw the Battle of Britain. Remained in use until 2008. Now Bentley Priory Museum.
RAF Bentwaters BY England Suffolk 1943–1993 Fighter Command airfield, 1944–51. Transferred to USAF under USAFE, 1951, as a fighter airfield. With end of the Cold War, USAF presence gradually phased down. Station was returned to MOD in 1993 following departure of last USAF personnel. Now Bentwaters Parks, home to Bentwaters Cold War Museum.
RAF Berrow England Worcestershire 1941–1945 No. 5 SLG also known as Pendock Moor
RAF Bibury BI England Gloucestershire
RAF Bicester BC England Oxfordshire 1917–1976 now Bicester Airfield and home to the Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency (DCTC)
RAF Biggin Hill England Kent 1917–1992 now Biggin Hill Airport (Formerly the Officer & Aircrew Selection Centre before moving to Cranwell in the early 90s)
RAF Binbrook BK England Lincolnshire 1940–1942
RAF Birch BR England Essex 1942–1945
RAF Bircham Newton England Norfolk 1918–1966 Technical site now the Construction Industry Training Board School
RAF Bircotes BH England Yorkshire
RAF Bishopbriggs Scotland Lanarkshire 1940–1966 Now HM Prison Low Moss
RAF Bishops Court IC Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Bisterne BS England Hampshire 1943–1945 USAAF ALG
RAF Bitteswell BT England Leicestershire 1940–1947
RAF Blaenanerch Wales Ceredigion
RAF Blackbushe England Hampshire 1944–1960
RAF Blackpool England Lancashire 1940–1945 HQ was located at the Lansdowne Hotel on the North Shore
RAF Blakehill Farm XF England Wiltshire 1944–1952 Also known as RAF Cricklade
RAF Blakelaw England Northumberland 1940–1943 HQ No. 13 Group RAF also known as RAF Newcastle
RAF Blankney Hall England Lincolnshire
RAF Blyton AL England Lincolnshire 1942–1954 During the 1990s Blyton was known as Blyton Raceway and home to motorsports such as motorbikes and stock cars. Now known as Blyton Park Driving Centre and is used for motorsport and track days.
RAF Bobbington England Staffordshire Later renamed RAF Halfpenny Green (now Wolverhampton Airport)
RAF Boddington England Gloucestershire
RAF Bodney BO England Norfolk 1940–1945 USAAF from 1943
RAF Bodorgan Wales Anglesey 1940–1945 No. 15 SLG, originally called Aberffraw until 15 May 1941
RAF Bognor England Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Bolt Head OH England Devon
RAF Booker England Buckinghamshire 1939–1951 near (High Wycombe), now Wycombe Air Park
RAF Boreham JM England Essex 1944–45
RAF Boscombe Down BD England Wiltshire 1917–2001 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 1941–1945
RAF Bottisham IM England Cambridgeshire 1940–1946
RAF Bourn AU England Cambridgeshire 1941–1948
RAF Bovingdon BV England Hertfordshire 1942–1972
RAF Bowmore Scotland Isle of Islay 1940–1943
RAF Boxted BX England Essex 1943–1947
RAF Bracebridge Heath England Lincolnshire Adjacent to RAF Waddington
RAF Brackla Scotland Nairnshire 1941–1947
RAF Bradwell Bay England Essex
RAF Bramcote RT England Warwickshire 1940–1946 Transferred to the Royal Navy in 1947 and became HMS Gamecock and in 1959 was transferred to the Army as Gamecock Barracks
RAF Brampton England Huntingdonshire 1942–1955 USAF
1955–2013 RAF
Unit closed in 2013 and most assets transferred to RAF Wyton
RAF Bratton England Shropshire
RAF Brawdy BW Wales Pembrokeshire 1944–1992 Now Cawdor Barracks (British Army) home of 14th Signal Regiment (EW)
RAF Breighton AC England Yorkshire 1942–1946
RAF Brenzett England Kent 1943–1944 ALG, also known as Ivychurch
RAF Bridgnorth England Shropshire 1940–1946
RAF Brizlee Wood England Northumberland
RAF Broadwell JR England Oxfordshire 1943–1947
RAF Bruntingthorpe BP England Leicestershire 1942–1962 now Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground
RAF Brunton BN England Northumberland 1942-5 Built as satellite to RAF Milfield. Post-war use as GA field and parachute club base ceased by 2004. Disused apart from a small air defence radar outstation of RAF Boulmer.[3]
RAF Buckminster England Lincolnshire
RAF Bungay JO England Suffolk locally known as Flixton
RAF Burgh Castle England Norfolk First World War Landing Ground
RAF Burnaston
RAF Derby
England Derbyshire 1939–1953 Previously and later Derby Airport. Now a Toyota car plant.
RAF Burtonwood England Cheshire 1940–1994
RAF Burn AZ England Yorkshire
RAF Bury St Edmunds BU England Suffolk
RAF Butley England Suffolk 1942–1943 Former name for RAF Bentwaters
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 1940–1945
Now returned to agricultural use
RAF Calshot KT England Hampshire 1913–1961
RAF Calveley KY England Cheshire 1942–1946
RAF Cambridge England Cambridgeshire 1938–1954 RAF use of Marshalls airfield at Teversham, now Cambridge Airport
RAF Cammeringham England Lincolnshire 1942–1945 (previously RAF Ingham)
RAF Cardington England Bedfordshire 1915–2000[citation needed] Airship station and gas production Maintenance Unit. Historic Airship hangars remain.
RAF Carew Cheriton Wales Pembrokeshire 1939–1945
RAF Cark KA England Lancashire 1941–1945
RAF Carlisle England Cumberland 1939–1996 (formerly RAF Kingstown)
RAF Carnaby KQ England Yorkshire 1944–1963
RAF Castle Archdale QA Northern Ireland County Fermanagh 1941–1946 Briefly known as RAF Loch Erne between 1941 – 1943.
RAF Castle Bromwich England Warwickshire 1915–1958 was the Castle Bromwich Aerodrome until 1958
RAF Castle Camps CC England Cambridgeshire 1940–1946
RAF Castle Combe England Wiltshire now Castle Combe Circuit
RAF Castle Donington CD England Leicestershire now East Midlands Airport
RAF Castle Kennedy QK Scotland Dumfries and Galloway 1941–1945 Since 2004, Castle Kennedy has been made available for use General Aviation and commercial use within the applicable regulations. The airfield is unlicensed, and used at the pilots own risk and discretion. The airfield is strictly PPR.
RAF Castletown AX Scotland Caithness 1940–1945
RAF Catfirth Scotland Shetland Islands 1917–1919
RAF Catfoss CA England Yorkshire 1932–1963
RAF Catterick AK England Yorkshire 1914–1994 Now used by the British Army "Marne Barracks"
RAF Cattewater England Devon (later RAF Mount Batten)
RAF Chailey England Sussex 1943–1945 ALG
RAF Chalgrove England Oxfordshire 1943–1947 USAAF from 1944, now Chalgrove Airfield
RAF Charlton Horethorne England Somerset 1941–1942 later RNAS Charlton Horethorne (HMS Heron II)
RAF Charmy Down CH England Somerset 1940–1946
RAF Charterhall KH Scotland Berwickshire 1942–1946
RAF Chattis Hill England Hampshire 1917–1919
RAF Cheadle England Staffordshire 1939–1995 latterly as GCHQ Cheadle
RAF Chedburgh CU England Suffolk 1942–1952 Near Bury St Edmunds
RAF Cheddington CZ England Buckinghamshire 1942–1952 USAAF from 1944
RAF Chedworth YW England Gloucestershire
RAF Chelveston CV England Northamptonshire 1941–1962 USAAF from 1944
RAF Chenies England Hertfordshire
RAF Cherhill England Wiltshire
RAF Chesil Bank England Dorset Bombing Ranges Unit with an Emergency Landing Ground
RAF Chessington England Surrey 1938–1985 Formerly a Balloon station, latterly a research Hospital
RAF Chicksands England Bedfordshire −1997 Formerly a US Air Force SIGINT base until 1996 when it was handed back to the UK. Since then it has been the Defence Intelligence & Security Centre (DISC), home to the Army Intelligence Corps and Phase 2 & 3 training for all services Intelligence specialists.
RAF Chigwell England Essex
RAF Chilbolton CI England Hampshire 1940–1945
RAF Chilmark England Wiltshire 1937–1995 Weapons maintenance unit
RAF Chipping Norton England Oxfordshire
RAF Chipping Ongar JC England Essex 1943–1946 USAAF from 1944
RAF Chipping Warden CW England Oxfordshire 1941–1946
RAF Chivenor IV England Devon 1940–1994 Now Royal Marines Base Chivenor
RAF Christchurch CH 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 North Yorkshire 1937–2013 Used for training from the 1960s. Now Leeds East Airport.
RAF Church Lawford CL England Warwickshire 1941–1955
RAF Church Stanton England Somerset (renamed RAF Culmhead)
RAF Cleave England Cornwall 1939–1945 (GCHQ CSO Morwenstow)
RAF Cluntoe UK Northern Ireland County Tyrone 1942–1955 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 1940–1976
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 1940–1947
RAF Condover DV England Shropshire Relief Landing Ground
RAF Connel KO Scotland Argyllshire
RAF Coolham England Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Copmanthorpe England Yorkshire 1918–1919 Opened as a Royal Flying Corps airfield in 1916
RAF Corsewall Scotland Wigtownshire 1942–1947 Marine Craft Training School
RAF Cottam CM England Yorkshire
RAF Cottesmore CT England Rutland 1938–2011 Now Kendrew Barracks
RAF Cottenham England Cambridgeshire 1918–1919 Former Royal Flying Corps airfield opened in 1916 and used as 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 1940–1945
RAF Cranfield CX England Bedfordshire 1937–1952 Now Cranfield University and Cranfield Airport
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 1941–1944 (now named Carlisle Lake District Airport)
RAF Croughton AW England Northamptonshire 1938–1947 RAF Brackley until 1941. Now active USAF communications centre, since 1950.
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 1941–1946
RAF Dalcross DZ Scotland Inverness-shire 1941–1947 now Inverness Airport
RAF Dale Wales Pembrokeshire 1942–1943 became RNAS Dale (HMS Goldcrest)
RAF Dallachy DI Scotland Moray
RAF Dalton DA England Yorkshire 1941–1945
RAF Darley Moor DM England Derbyshire 1942–1955 Now Darley Moor Airfield
RAF Davidstow Moor DD England Cornwall 1942–1945
RAF Daws Hill England Buckinghamshire 1944–2007 (USAAF/USN)
RAF Deanland England Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Debach DC England Suffolk 1944–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Debden DB England Essex 1937–1975 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 (Army).
RAF Deenethorpe DP England Northamptonshire 1943–1946
RAF Defford DF England Worcestershire 1941–1957 RAF Defford museum is now housed within the National Trust property of Croome.
RAF Denham England Buckinghamshire
RAF Deopham Green DG England Norfolk (USAAF)
RAF Desborough DS England Northamptonshire 1944–1948 (USAAF)
RAF Desford England Leicestershire 1916–1953 Owned by Caterpillar Inc. since 1953, now an industrial site
RAF Detling England Kent 1916 – 1919
1938 – 1959
RAF Digby DJ England Lincolnshire 1918–1953 Known as RAF Scopwick (1918–1920), Joint Service Signals Organisation Digby from 1998
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 1916–1954 formerly RFC Doncaster (1914) Royal Flying Corps
RAF Donibristle Scotland Fife 1917–1939 transferred to the Royal Navy in 1939 as HMS Merlin RNAS Donibristle
RAF Donna Nook ZN England Lincolnshire 1927–1945 Now an offshore bombing range
RAF Dounreay DN Scotland Caithness 1944–1954 (Royal Navy) Now Dounreay Nuclear Power Development Establishment
RAF Dover England Kent 1918–1919 Airship and seaplane base
RAF Down Ampney XA England Gloucestershire 1944–1946
RAF Downham Market DO England Norfolk 1942–1946
RAF Drem DE Scotland East Lothian 1917–1946
RAF Driffield DR England East Yorkshire 1918–1920
Formerly RAF Eastburn. Now British Army, "Alamein Barracks"
RAF Dumfries DU Scotland Dumfries 1940–1957 aka RAF Tinwald Downs, now Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
RAF Dundonald Scotland Ayrshire
RAF Dunholme Lodge DL England Lincolnshire 1943–1964
RAF Dunino Scotland Fife 1941–1943 became RNAS Dunino (HMS Jackdaw II)
RAF Dunkeswell DW England Devon 1943–1949 USN from 1944
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 1939–1945 Previously and now Aberdeen Airport
RAF Dymchurch England Kent 1915–1920 Balloon station, also aircraft. Site considered for WWII ALG
RAF Earls Colne EC England Essex 1943–1947 now Earls Colne Airfield
RAF Eastbourne England Sussex 1914–1920
RAF East Fortune EF Scotland East Lothian 1916–1961
RAF East Kirkby EK England Lincolnshire 1943–1970
RAF East Moor EM England Yorkshire 1942–1946 RCAF from 1944
RAF East Wretham UT England Norfolk 1940–1946 USAAF from 1944
RAF Eastchurch England Kent 1912–1947 Now HMP Standford Hill
RAF Eastleigh England Hampshire 1918–1920 renamed RAF Southampton
RAF Edlesborough 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 Elsham Wolds ES England Lincolnshire 1941–1947
RAF Elvington EV England Yorkshire 1942–1958 (USAF 1952–58) RAF flying training schools at Church Fenton and Linton-on-Ouse used the runway to practise circuits and landings. Closed March 1992, sold January 1999. Technical site preserved as Yorkshire Air Museum.
RAF Ely Wales South Glamorgan (No 14 Balloon Centre Cardiff)
RAF Hospital Ely England Cambridgeshire 1939–1992
RAF Elmdon England Warwickshire 1939–1946 Previously and now Birmingham Airport
RAF Enstone EN England Oxfordshire now Enstone Airfield
RAF Errol ER Scotland Perth and Kinross
RAF Eshott England Northumberland 1942–1945
RAF Evanton ET Scotland Ross and Cromarty 1937–1944 Transferred to Royal Navy as HMS Fieldfare
RAF Exeter EX England Devon 1937–1946 Previously and now Exeter International Airport
RAF Eye EY England Suffolk 1944–1945 USAAF
RAF Fairoaks England Surrey 1937–1967 Now Fairoaks Airport
RAF Fairlop England Essex 1941–1945
RAF Fairwood Common FC Wales South Glamorgan 1941–1946 now Swansea Airport
RAF Faldingworth FH England Lincolnshire 1943–1972
RAF Farnborough England Hampshire 1911–1996 Former Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, Now Farnborough Airport
RAF Fauld England Staffordshire see RAF Fauld Explosion
RAF Fazakerley England Lancashire
RAF Felixstowe England Suffolk 1913–1962
RAF Feltwell FL England Norfolk 1915–1963
RAF Fersfield WF England Norfolk 1944–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Filey Town England Yorkshire
RAF Filton England Gloucestershire 1916–1957 Now Bristol Filton Airport
RAF Findo Gask FG Scotland Perth and Kinross 1941–1948 No. 25 Satellite Landing Ground.
RAF Finmere FI England Buckinghamshire 1941–1945
RAF Finningley FB England Yorkshire 1915–1996 now Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
RAF Firbeck England Yorkshire 1940–1945
RAF Fiskerton FN England Lincolnshire 1943–1945
RAF Flowerdown England Hampshire 1919–1929 Later HMS Flowerdown until 1956 and GCHQ until 1979. One of the Y-stations. Now Sir John Moore Barracks, Army Training Regiment
RAF Folkestone England Kent 1915–1918 Airship station, previously RNAS Capel-le-Ferne. Site used for a wireless station during WWII
RAF Folkingham FO/FK (USAAF) England Lincolnshire 1943–1947
(USAAF 1944–1945)
RAF Ford England Sussex 1918 – 1920
1937 – 1940
Became HMS Peregrine in 1940, now Ford Open Prison
RAF Fordoun FR Scotland Kincardineshire 1942–1950
RAF Foreland England Isle of Wight 1918–1919 Seaplane base
RAF Foulsham FU England Norfolk 1942–1945
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 1943–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Fraserburgh FB Scotland Aberdeenshire 1941–1945
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 Sussex 1936
1940 – 1945
RAF Frost Hill Farm[4] England Hampshire 1940–1945 ALG
RAF Fulbeck FK/FB (USAAF) England Lincolnshire 1941–1970 (USAAF 1943–1944)
RAF Full Sutton FS England Yorkshire 1944–1963 now HM Prison Full Sutton
RAF Funtington England Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Gamston GB England Nottinghamshire 1942–1957
RAF Gatwick England Surrey 1937–1946 now London Gatwick Airport
RAF Gaydon England Warwickshire 1942–1974 Part of it is now home to the Heritage Motor Centre
RAF Glatton GT England Cambridgeshire 1943–1946 (USAAF)
RAF Gosfield England Essex 1943–1945
RAF Gosport England Hampshire 1915–1945 Became HMS Siskin in 1945
RAF Goxhill GX England Lincolnshire 1941–1953 (USAAF)
RAF Grafton Underwood GU England Northamptonshire 1943–1959 (USAAF)
RAF Grain England Kent 1916–1924 Airship and seaplane base, also known as RAF Port Victoria
RAF Grangemouth Scotland Falkirk 1939–1945
RAF Gransden Lodge GD England Bedfordshire 1942–1955
RAF Grantham England Lincolnshire (renamed RAF Spitalgate) – now a Territorial Army establishment
RAF Graveley GR England Huntingdonshire 1942–1968
RAF Gravesend England Kent 1937–1956
RAF Great Ashfield GA ? England Suffolk 1943–1960 (USAAF)
RAF Great Dunmow GD England Essex 1943–1958 (USAAF)
RAF Great Massingham GM England Norfolk 1940–1958
RAF Great Sampford England Essex 1942–1948 (USAAF)
RAF Great Witcombe England Gloucestershire
RAF Great Yarmouth England Norfolk First World War landing ground
RAF Greatham England County Durham Also known as RAF West Hartlepool
RAF Greatworth England Northamptonshire 1943–1992
RAF Greencastle Northern Ireland County Down 1942–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Greenham Common England Berkshire 1942–1946
(USAAF 1943–1964)
RAF Greenland Top England Lincolnshire (Also known as RAF Stallingborough)
RAF Greenock Scotland Renfrewshire
RAF Grimsby GY England Lincolnshire 1941–1946 (aka RAF Waltham)
RAF Grimsetter Scotland Orkney
RAF Grimsthorpe Park England Lincolnshire
RAF Grove England Berkshire 1942–1946 (USAAF)
RAF Guston Down England Kent 1914–1919
RAF Hack Green England Cheshire now Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
RAF Halesworth HA England Suffolk 1942–1946 (USAAF)
RAF Halfpenny Green England Staffordshire 1941–1953 Formerly RAF Bobbington (now Wolverhampton Airport)
RAF Hall Caine Isle of Man Now Hall Caine Airport, closed
RAF Hospital Halton England Buckinghamshire 1927–1995
RAF Hamble England Hampshire 1931–1978
RAF Hammerwood England Sussex 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Hampstead Norris HN England Berkshire
RAF Hamworthy England Dorsetshire
RAF Handforth England Cheshire
RAF Hanworth England Surrey
RAF Hardwick HC England Norfolk 1942–1962 (USAAF)
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 Harpswell England Lincolnshire (later renamed as RAF Hemswell)
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 1943–1963 (USAAF)
RAF Harrowbeer QB England Devon 1941–1950
RAF Harwell HW England Oxfordshire 1937–1945
RAF Hatfield England Hertfordshire 1939–1956 RAF/ATA use of de Havilland's Hatfield Aerodrome
RAF Hatston Scotland Orkney better known as RNAS Hatston – HMS Sparrowhawk
RAF Haverfordwest Wales Pembrokeshire 1943–1945
RAF Hawarden Wales Flintshire 1939–1957 48 MU Aircraft Storage Unit, now Hawarden Airport
RAF Hawkinge England Kent 1914–1963
RAF Haydock England Lancashire Also known as RAF Blackbrook
RAF Headcorn HC England Kent 1943–1945 (USAAF ALG)
RAF Headley Court England Surrey Now the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC)[5]
RAF Heathfield Scotland Ayrshire 1940–44 Also known as RAF Ayr. Passed to Fleet Air Arm as HMS Wagtail in 1944
RAF Hednesford England Staffordshire 1938–1956
RAF Heigham Holmes England Norfolk 1940–1944 (ALG) – used by 161 Sqn for ferrying SOE agents to and from Occupied Europe
RAF Hell's Mouth Wales Gwynedd
RAF Helensburgh Scotland Dumbartonshire Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment
RAF Hemswell HL England Lincolnshire 1937–1967
RAF Hendon England Middlesex 1910–1957 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 HL England Norfolk 1942–1947 (USAAF) now owned by Lotus Cars
RAF Heywood England Lancashire Maintenance Unit
RAF Hibaldstow England Lincolnshire 1941–1945
RAF High Ercall England Shropshire 1941–1962
RAF Highgate England Middlesex 1942–1948 Home to RAF Intelligence training during WW2. In former Caen Wood Towers (now Athlone House)
RAF High Halden HH England Kent 1943–1944 (USAAF 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 HI England Northamptonshire 1940–1945 now Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield
RAF Hixon HX England Staffordshire 1942–1957
RAF Hockley Heath England Warwickshire
RAF Holbeach England Lincolnshire Air Weapons Range
RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor HM England Yorkshire 1941–1953
RAF Holmsley South HM England Hampshire 1942–1946
RAF Holt England Norfolk First World War "Landing Ground"
RAF Holyhead Wales Isle of Anglesey
RAF Honeybourne HQ England Worcestershire 1941–1946
RAF Honiley England Warwickshire 1941–1958
RAF Hooton Park England Cheshire 1917–1957
RAF Hopton England Suffolk
RAF Horham JH England Suffolk 1942–1963 (USAAF)
RAF Hornby Hall England Westmorland 1941–1945 No. 9 SLG
RAF Hornchurch England Essex 1928–1962 Formerly RAF Sutton's Farm
RAF Horne England Surrey 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Horsham St Faith HF England Norfolk 1940–1963 (USAAF 1942–1945) airfield site now Norwich International Airport
RAF Hucknall England Nottinghamshire 1916–1957
RAF Hullavington England Wiltshire 1937–2003 Now used by the British Army (Buckley Barracks)
RAF Hunmanby Moor England Yorkshire 1939–1945 Also known as RAF Filey Camp, later Butlin's Filey
RAF Hunsdon England Hertfordshire 1941–1947
RAF Hurn KU England Hampshire 1941–1944 Now Bournemouth International Airport
RAF Husbands Bosworth HZ England Leicestershire 1943–1956
RAF Hutton Cranswick England Yorkshire 1942–1946
RAF Hythe England Hampshire 1915–1919
RAF Ibsley IB 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 1940–2008 Passed to the Army as Imjin Barracks
RAF Inverness Scotland Inverness-shire Also known as RAF Longman
RAF Isle of Grain England Kent (pre-RAF) RNAS Airship station, then RAF Isle of Grain
RAF Joyce Green England Kent 1914–1919 Coincidentally Vickers testing aerodrome 1910–1919
RAF Jurby Isle of Man 1939–1972
RAF Jurby Head Isle of Man 1939–1993 Air Weapons Range
RAF Keevil England Wiltshire 1942–1965
RAF Kelstern KS England Lincolnshire 1943–1945
RAF Kemble England Gloucestershire 1938–1984
RAF Kenley England Surrey 1917–1959
RAF Kidlington England Oxfordshire 1938–1951 now Oxford Airport
RAF Kidsdale Scotland Dumfrieshire Joint RAF/Army gunnery range – also known as Burrow Head
RAF Killadeas Northern Ireland County Fermanagh
RAF Kimbolton KI England Huntingdonshire 1941–1946 (USAAF)
RAF Kings Cliffe England Northamptonshire 1941–1959 (USAAF)
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 KN England Kent 1943 (WWII ALG) near Ashford
RAF Kinloss KW Scotland Moray 1939–2012 Now "Kinloss Barracks"
RAF Kirkbride England Cumbria
RAF Kirkham England Lancashire 1940–1957 Part of the site is now HM Prison Kirkham
RAF Kirkistown Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Kirknewton Scotland West Lothian
RAF Kirmington KG England Lincolnshire 1942–1953 Now Humberside Airport
RAF Kirton in Lindsey KL England Lincolnshire 1940–1966, 2004–2013
RAF Knettishall KN England Suffolk 1943–1957 (USAAF)
RAF Langar LA England Nottinghamshire
RAF Langford Lodge Northern Ireland County Antrim No. 20 Satellite Landing Ground
RAF Langham England Norfolk 1940–1961
RAF Larkhill England Wiltshire 1918–1942 Also known as RAF Knighton Down
RAF Lasham England Hampshire 1942–1948 now Lasham Airfield
RAF Lashenden England Kent 1943–1945 (ALG), now Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield
RAF Lavenham LV England Suffolk 1943–1948 (USAAF)
RAF Leadenham England Lincolnshire
RAF Leconfield LC England East Yorkshire 1936–1977 Now DST Leconfield, Tri-service military driving school
RAF Lee-on-Solent England Hampshire 1917–1939 Transferred to Navy as RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) in 1939
RAF Leicester East England Leicestershire now Leicester Airport
RAF Leiston England Suffolk 1943–1953 Also known as RAF Yoxford (USAAF)
RAF Leuchars Scotland Fife 1920–2014 Now Leuchars Station, British Army
RAF Lichfield LF England Staffordshire 1940–1958
RAF Limavady Northern Ireland County Londonderry 1940–1945
RAF Lindholme LB England Yorkshire 1940–1985 (previously called RAF Hatfield Woodhouse), now HM Prison Lindholme
RAF Lissett LT England Yorkshire 1943–1945
RAF Little Horwood LH England Buckinghamshire
RAF Little Rissington England Gloucestershire
RAF Little Snoring LS England Norfolk 1943–1958
RAF Little Staughton LX England Cambridgeshire 1942–1945
RAF Little Walden LL England Essex 1944–1946 (USAAF)
RAF Llanbedr Wales Gwynedd
RAF Llandaff Wales Cardiff 1946–1980 Formerly RAF Caerau
RAF Llandow Wales South Glamorgan 1940–1957 now Llandow Circuit
RAF Llandwrog Wales Gwynedd
RAF Locking England Somerset
RAF Long Kesh Northern Ireland County Antrim 1941–1948 now HM Prison Maze
RAF Long Marston JS England Warwickshire
RAF Longbenton England Northumberland
RAF Longley Lane England Lancashire
RAF Loughborough England Leicestershire
RAF Ludford Magna LM England Lincolnshire 1943–1963
RAF Ludham England Norfolk 1941–1946 Also RNAS Ludham/HMS Flycatcher, now private landing strip
RAF Lulsgate Bottom England Somerset 1940–1946 now Bristol Airport
RAF Luton England Bedfordshire 1938–1946 now London Luton Airport
RAF Lydd (WWII) England Kent 1943–1944 WWII ALG – not the current Lydd Airport
RAF Lymington LY 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 1940–2012 Now MoD Lyneham
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 Machrihanish Scotland Argyllshire 1918, 1940–1997 Now Campbeltown Airport. See also RNAS Machrihanish (HMS Landrail)
RAF Macmerry Scotland East Lothian 1934–1953 Also (unofficially) known as RAF Tranent and RAF Penston
RAF Madley England Herefordshire 1941–1946
RAF Maghaberry Northern Ireland County Antrim 1941–1946 Now HM Prison Maghaberry
RAF Manby England Lincolnshire 1938–1974
RAF Manorbier Wales Pembrokeshire 1933–1946
RAF Manston England Kent 1917–1999 now Kent International Airport and Defence Fire Training and Development Centre
RAF Manywells Height England Yorkshire 1916–1919 No trace remains – returned to farmland.
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 MB England Leicestershire 1943–1947
RAF Market Stainton England Lincolnshire
RAF Marston Moor MA England Yorkshire 1941–1945 originally named RAF Tockwith and sometimes incorrectly RAF Marsden Moor
RAF Martlesham Heath MH 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 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 MT England Essex 1943–1945
RAF Matlaske England Norfolk
RAF Mattishall England Norfolk First World War "Landing Ground"
RAF Maydown Northern Ireland County Londonderry
RAF Medmenham England Buckinghamshire 1941–1977
RAF Meikle Ferry Scotland Ross-shire Marine craft unit
RAF Meir England Staffordshire
RAF Melbourne ME England Yorkshire 1940–1945
RAF Melksham England Wiltshire 1940–1965 Training schools
RAF Melton Mowbray England Leicestershire 1943–1964
RAF Membury ME England Berkshire 1942–1947 (USAAF)
RAF Mendlesham MD England Suffolk 1944–1954 (USAAF)
RAF Mepal MP England Cambridgeshire 1943–1963 now Mepal Airfield
RAF Merston England Sussex 1941–1944 USAAF 1942–43 (Satellite of RAF Tangmere). Used by French RAF pilots during D-Day[6]
RAF Merryfield HI, MF England Somerset 1944–1946 USAAF 1944–45, now RNAS Merryfield HMS Heron II from 1971. Formerly known as RAF Isle Abbots
RAF Metfield England Suffolk 1943–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Metheringham MN England Lincolnshire 1943–1946
RAF Methven Scotland Perth and Kinross
RAF Methwold ML England Norfolk 1939–1958
RAF Middle Wallop England Hampshire 1940 – 1945
1948 – 1958
now used by the British Army, AAC Middle Wallop
RAF Middleton St. George MG England County Durham 1941–1965 Formerly RAF Goosepool. Now Durham Tees Valley Airport
RAF Mill Green England Hertfordshire 1943–1948
RAF Millfield England Northumberland 1944–1946
RAF Minchinhampton England Gloucestershire 1918–19
RAF Millom England Cumbria 1941–1945 Now HM Prison Haverigg
RAF Milltown Scotland Moray
RAF Misson England Nottinghamshire
RAF Montford Bridge England Shropshire 1941–1945 Satellite station of RAF Rednal
RAF Montrose Scotland Angus 1912–1950
RAF Morecambe England Lancashire The Midland Hotel requisitioned as an RAF Hospital
RAF Moreton-in-Marsh MO England Gloucestershire 1941–1955 Now the site of the Fire Service College
RAF Moreton Valence England Gloucestershire
RAF Morpeth England Northumberland 1942–1948 It was also known locally as Tranwell
RAF Mount Batten England Devon 1918–1986 formerly RAF Cattewater
RAF Mount Farm MF England Oxfordshire 1940–1946 (USAAF)
RAF Mousehold Heath England Norfolk 1914 under RFC, became first Norwich Airport in 1933
RAF Mullaghmore Northern Ireland County Londonderry 1942–1945
RAF Murlough Northern Ireland County Down
RAF Narborough England Norfolk Merged into present day RAF Marham
RAF Needs Oar Point England Hampshire 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Nether Wallop England Hampshire 1945–1946 HQ Southern Sector
RAF Netheravon England Wiltshire 1919–1957 AAC Netheravon (Army Air Corps) 1963–2012
RAF Newchurch England Kent 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Newhaven England Sussex 1917–1919 Newhaven Seaplane Base
RAF Newmarket NM England Suffolk 1939–1945
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) Also known as RAF Honeychild
RAF Newton NA England Nottinghamshire 1937–1995
RAF Newtownards Northern Ireland County Down 1934–1945
RAF Hospital Nocton Hall England Lincolnshire 1947–1983 (USAF 1983–1995) Site of PMRAFNS Hospital
RAF North Coates England Lincolnshire 1935–1990
RAF North Creake NO England Norfolk 1943–1945
RAF North Killingholme NK England Lincolnshire 1943–1945
RAF North Luffenham NL England Rutland 1940–1997 Now St George's Barracks
RAF North Pickenham NP England Norfolk 1944–1965 (USAAF 1944–45) Now a turkey farm and karting circuit
RAF North Weald England Essex 1916–1964 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 NW 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 Novar Scotland Ross-shire 1922–1937 Renamed RAF Evanton
RAF Nuneaton NU England Leicestershire also known as RAF Lindley
RAF Nuneham Park England Oxfordshire
RAF Nuthampstead NT England Hertfordshire 1943–1954 (USAAF)
RAF Nutts Corner Northern Ireland County Antrim 1941–1946
RAF Oban Scotland Argyll and Bute
RAF Oakham England Leicestershire
RAF Oakhanger England Hampshire 1966–2003
RAF Oakington OA England Cambridgeshire 1940–1970 Being developed into Northstowe new town.
RAF Oakley OY England Buckinghamshire 1942–1945
RAF Oban Scotland Argyll and Bute 1940–1945
RAF Okehampton England Devon Also known as "Folly Gate"
RAF Old Buckenham OE England Norfolk 1943–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Old Sarum England Wiltshire 1917–1971 now Old Sarum Airfield
RAF Ossington ON England Nottinghamshire 1942–1946
RAF Oulton OU England Norfolk 1940–1947
RAF Ouston England Northumberland 1941–1974 now Albemarle Barracks (British Army) near Heddon on the Wall
RAF Padgate England Lancashire
RAF Pembrey Wales Carmarthenshire 1940–1957
RAF Pembroke Dock Wales Pembrokeshire 1930–1957
RAF Pengam Moors Wales South Glamorgan 1937–1953 (aka RAF Cardiff)
RAF Penshurst England Kent 1916 – 1919
1940 – 1946
Became Penshurst Airfield, in operation 1919–36, reopened during WWII
RAF Penrhos Wales Caernarvonshire 1937–1947
RAF Peplow CE 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 1941–1945
RAF Pershore PR England Worcestershire 1941–1978 also known as RAF Throckmorton, became Royal Radar Establishment RRE Pershore
RAF Peterhead Scotland Aberdeenshire 1941–1945
RAF Peterborough England Northamptonshire 1932–1964
RAF Perth Scotland Perthshire 1936–1945 Now Perth (Scone) Airport
RAF Perton England Staffordshire 1941–1945
RAF Pevensey England Sussex
RAF Pitreavie Castle Scotland Fife 1938–1996 Rescue co-ordination centre closed in 1996. Now apartments
RAF Pocklington OC England Yorkshire 1941–1946
RAF Podington England Bedfordshire 1942–1946(USAAF) Now Santa Pod Raceway drag strip
RAF Polebrook PK England Northamptonshire 1941–1963 (USAAF)
RAF Polegate England Sussex 1915–1919 Airship base
RAF Port Ellen Scotland Isle of Islay 1940–1947 Also known as RAF Glenegedale and RAF Islay, now Islay Airport
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 Formerly RNAS Prawle Point
RAF Prestatyn Wales Denbighshire
RAF Prestwick Scotland Ayrshire – 2013 Formerly the Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military)
RAF Pucklechurch England Gloucestershire 1939–1959 Now HM Prison Ashfield
RAF Pulborough England Sussex 1940 – 1945? Emergency Landing Ground
RAF Pulham England Norfolk used for the development of British airships between the wars
RAF Quedgeley England Gloucestershire 1939–1995
RAF Rackheath RK England Norfolk 1943–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Radlett England Hertfordshire 1940–1945 Aldenham Lodge Hotel requistioned as the headquarters of No. 80 (Signals) Wing, not the Handley Page Airfield
RAF Ramsbury RY England Wiltshire 1942–1945 (USAAF)
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 ATA use of Ratcliffe Aerodrome
RAF Rattlesden RS England Suffolk 1942–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Rauceby England Lincolnshire No 4 RAF Hospital between 1940 and 1947 – became Rauceby Mental Hospital
RAF Raydon RA England Suffolk 1942–1958 (USAAF)
RAF Reading England Berkshire
RAF Rearsby England Leicestershire A former flying club airfield was the base for Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Ltd changed its name to The Auster Aircraft Company Ltd.
RAF Redhill England Surrey 1937–1954 now Redhill Aerodrome
RAF Rednal England Shropshire 1942–1945 now Rednal Airfield
RAF Regents Park England City of Westminster No. 1 Air Crew Reception Centre
RAF Renfrew Scotland Renfrewshire Later Renfrew Airport, now closed
RAF Rhoose Wales South Glamorgan 1942–1952 now Cardiff Airport
RAF Riccall RC England Yorkshire 1942–1946
RAF Ridgewell RD England Essex 1942–1957 (USAAF)
RAF Ringway England Cheshire Formerly and now Manchester Airport
RAF Rivenhall RL England Essex 1943–1945
RAF Roborough England Devon 1938–1945 Formerly Plymouth Municipal Aerodrome
RAF Rochester England Kent 1938–1953 1938 location of No 23 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School.[7]
RAF Rochford England Essex now London Southend Airport
RAF Ronaldsway Isle of Man −1943 (HMS Urley, RNAS Ronaldsway)
RAF Rudloe Manor England Somerset −1988 Also known as RAF Corsham, now MoD Corsham
RAF Rufforth RU England Yorkshire 1942–1954
RAF Rustington England Sussex 1917–1919
RAF Samlesbury England Lancashire now Samlesbury Aerodrome
RAF Saltby SY England Leicestershire
RAF Sandtoft England Yorkshire 1943–1955
RAF Sandy Bay Northern Ireland County Antrim flying boat base on Lough Neagh near Ram's Island
RAF Sawbridgeworth ZH England Hertfordshire 1940–1956
RAF Scarnish Scotland Argyll and Bute
RAF Scatsta Scotland Shetland 1940–1945 Now Scatsta Airport
RAF Scorton England Yorkshire 1939–1945
RAF Sculthorpe SP England Norfolk 1943–1997 Airfield retained as part of British Army's Stanford Training Area
RAF Sealand Wales Flintshire 1916–2006 Now MoD Sealand, originally called RAF Shotwick
RAF Sedgeford England Norfolk
RAF Seething England Norfolk 1943–1945
RAF Seighford YD England Staffordshire
RAF Selsey England Sussex 1943–1945 ALG, previously Selsey Airfield
RAF Sharnbrook England Bedfordshire Munitions Storage Depot
RAF Shawbury England Shropshire 1917–20, 1938–1996 Still in use by Defence Helicopter Flying School
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 Sherburn-in-Elmet England Yorkshire 1917–1945 Now Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield
RAF Shipdham SJ England Norfolk 1942–1945 (USAAF)
RAF Shobdon England Herefordshire 1940–1946 Now Shobdon Aerodrome
RAF Shoreham (WWI) England Sussex (WWI) 1914 – 1921
RAF Shoreham (WWII) England Sussex 1940–1946 Wartime requisition of Shoreham Airport
RAF Shrewton England Wiltshire
RAF Sidmouth England Devon (1 Apr 1943 – 3 May 1945) The Air Crew Officers School
RAF Silloth England Cumbria 1939–1960
RAF Silverstone SV England Northamptonshire 1943–1947 straddles Buckinghamshire border. Now Silverstone International Motor Racing Circuit
RAF Siskin England Hampshire HMS Siskin – now HMS Sultan
RAF Skaebrae Scotland Orkney 1940–1957
RAF Skellingthorpe FG England Lincolnshire 1941–1952
RAF Skipton-on-Swale SK England Yorkshire 1942–1945
RAF Skitten Scotland Caithness
RAF Skewjack England Cornwall
RAF Sleap England Shropshire 1943–1964 now Sleap Airfield
RAF Snailwell England Cambridgeshire 1941–1946
RAF Snaith SX England Yorkshire 1941–1946
RAF Snetterton Heath SN England Norfolk 1943–1948 (USAAF) airfield now Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
RAF Snettisham England Norfolk USAAF Gunnery School/Range
RAF Snitterfield England Warwickshire 1943–1946
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 South Cerney England Gloucestershire 1937–1968 Now Duke of Gloucester Barracks
RAF South Witham England Lincolnshire
RAF Southam England Warwickshire 1940–1944
RAF Southampton England Hampshire 1917–1939 formerly called RAF Eastleigh
RAF Southend England Essex 1916–1944
RAF Southrop England Gloucestershire 1940–1947
RAF Spanhoe UV England Northamptonshire 1944–1946 Also known as Wakerley or Harringworth
RAF Speke England Lancashire now Liverpool John Lennon Airport
RAF Spilsby SL England Lincolnshire
RAF Spitalgate England Lincolnshire 1916–1975 (sometimes incorrectly spelt RAF Spittlegate) (formerly RAF Grantham), now Prince William of Gloucester Barracks
RAF Squires Gate England Lancashire Now Blackpool International Airport
RAF St Angelo Northern Ireland County Fermanagh 1941–1947 No. 18 SLG, now Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport
RAF St Athan Wales Vale of Glamorgan 1938–1999 Now known as MoD St Athan, hosted the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA)
RAF St Davids Wales Pembrokeshire 1943–1958
RAF St Eval England Cornwall 1939–1959
RAF St Mawgan England Cornwall 1940–2008 Now Cornwall Airport Newquay and the home of AgustaWestland
RAF Stafford England Staffordshire 1939–2004 Now known as MoD Stafford and Beacon Barracks, 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 Formerly RAF Leighton Buzzard
RAF Stanley Park England Lancashire Now Blackpool Zoo
RAF Stanmore Park England Middlesex
RAF Stannington England Northumberland
RAF Stansted Mountfitchet KT England Essex 1943–1958 (USAAF) now London Stansted Airport
RAF Stanton Harcourt ST England Oxfordshire
RAF Stapleford Tawney England Essex 1939–1945 now Stapleford Aerodrome
RAF Staplehurst SH England Kent 1943–1944 Prototype ALG/USAAF
RAF Staverton England Gloucestershire 1936–1951
RAF Steeple Morden KR England Cambridgeshire 1940–1946
RAF Stoke Hammond England Buckinghamshire – 1974
RAF Stoke Orchard England Gloucestershire 1941–1945
RAF Stoney Cross England Hampshire 1942–1948
RAF Stormy Down Wales Glamorganshire 1940–1945
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 1940–1945, 1982–1998 Now Stornoway Airport
RAF Stradishall NX England Suffolk 1938–1970 now HMP Highpoint prison.
RAF Stranraer Scotland Scottish Lowlands Flying boat base on Loch Ryan
RAF Stratford NF England Warwickshire 1942–1945 Formerly RAF Atherstone
RAF Strubby NY England Lincolnshire 1943–1972
RAF Sturgate England Lincolnshire 1944–1946
1953–1964 (USAAF)
now Sturgate Airfield
RAF Sudbury SU England Suffolk 1944–1945
RAF Sullom Voe Scotland Shetland 1938–1952
RAF Sumburgh Scotland Shetland 1936–1946 Now Sumburgh Airport
RAF Sutton Bridge England Lincolnshire 1926–1958 Formerly an 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 Sutton on Hull England Yorkshire 1938–1961
RAF Swannington NG England Norfolk 1944–1947
RAF Swanton Morley SM England Norfolk 1940–1995 Now British Army Robertson Barracks
RAF(U) Swanwick England Hampshire Air Command Unit embedded within the London Area Control Centre (NATS)
RAF Swinderby SN England Lincolnshire 1940–1995
RAF Swingfield England Kent 1916 -18
1942 – 45
RAF Sydenham Northern Ireland County Down 1939–1970 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 YN England Nottinghamshire 1940–1970
RAF Sywell England Northamptonshire Now Sywell Aerodrome
RAF Tain Scotland Ross-shire 1941–1946 Disused airfield on Bombing range
RAF Talbenny Wales Pembrokeshire 1942–1946
RAF Tallaght Ireland Co Dublin 1918
RAF Tangmere England Sussex 1917 – 1919
1925 – 1979
RAF Tarrant Rushton England Dorsetshire 1943–1947
RAF Tatenhill VL England Staffordshire 1941–1947 (initially called RAF Crossplains) – see also Tatenhill Airfield
RAF Tealing Scotland Angus 1942–1945
RAF Teddington England Greater London 1942–1963 See Camp Griffiss
RAF Telscombe Cliffs England Sussex 1916–1919
RAF Templeton Wales Pembrokeshire 1942–1945
RAF Tempsford England Bedfordshire 1941–1947
RAF Ternhill England Shropshire 1916–1997 Used as a fighter airfield during the Battle of Britain. British Army (Clive Barracks 1976–2016); airfield site still maintained as an RLG for Defence Helicopter Flying School.
RAF Thatcham England Berkshire −2001
RAF Thame England Buckinghamshire Now Haddenham Airfield
RAF Theddlethorpe England Lincolnshire (Former bombing range)
RAF Thetford England Norfolk
RAF Tholthorpe TH England Yorkshire 1940–1948
RAF Thornaby England Yorkshire 1929–1958
RAF Thorney Island England Hampshire 1938–1976 Now used by Army (Baker Barracks), currently home to a Royal Artillery Regiment
RAF Thorpe Abbotts TA England Norfolk 1943–1956 (USAAF)
RAF Throwley England Kent 1916–1919 Allocated as a WWII Emergency Landing Ground, but not used.
RAF Thruxton TX England Hampshire 1942–1946
(USAAF from 1944)
now Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit
RAF Thurleigh England Bedfordshire 1936–1946 (USAAF) Converted to RAE Bedford and is now Bedford Autodrome
RAF Tibenham England Norfolk 1942–1959 (USAAF)
RAF Tilshead England Wiltshire 1925–1941
RAF Tilstock OK England Shropshire 1942–1946
RAF Tipnor England Hampshire 1917–1919 Balloon station
RAF Tiree Scotland Inner Hebrides 1942–1947 Now Tiree Airport
RAF Toome Northern Ireland County Antrim 1943–1954
RAF Torquay England Devon
RAF Towyn Wales Merionethshire 1940–1945
RAF Trebelzue England Cornwall Subsumed by RAF St Mawgan during WWII
RAF Truleigh Hill England Sussex
RAF Tuddenham TD England Suffolk 1943–1963
RAF Turnberry Scotland Ayrshire 1914–1919, 1944–1945
RAF Turnhouse Scotland Midlothian 1916–1957 Now Edinburgh Airport
RAF Turweston TU England Buckinghamshire 1942–1945 Now Turweston Aerodrome
RAF Twinwood Farm England Bedfordshire 1941–1945 (USAAF from 1944)
RAF Tydd St Mary England Lincolnshire (Former RFC Aerodrome Tydd St Mary – Transferred to RAF in 1918)
RAF Upavon UA England Wiltshire 1912–1993 Now occupied by the British Army "Trenchard Lines"
RAF Upottery England Devon 1944–1948 Although the runways remain the land and remaining buildings are in private ownership.
RAF Upper Heyford UH England Oxfordshire 1917–1920, 1927–1994 (USAF from 1951) 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 & EF-111A 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 UD England Cambridgeshire 1917–1919, 1937–2012 USAF from 1981
RAF Usworth England County Durham 1916–1918, 1930–1958 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 Uxbridge England London 1918–2010 RAF Uxbridge was a Royal Air Force station near Hillingdon. It closed on 31 March 2010 as part of the Ministry of Defence's Project MoDEL.
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 WB England Cambridgeshire 1941–1963
RAF Warmwell XW England Dorsetshire 1937–1945
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 Oxfordshire 1940–1950
RAF Waterbeach WJ 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 WT England Suffolk 1939–1993 Now Army Air Corps Wattisham
RAF Watton WN England Norfolk 1939–1976
RAF Weeton England Lancashire 1940–1970 Now Weeton Barracks
RAF Hospital Weeton England Lancashire
RAF Warrington England Lancashire
RAF Welford WF England Berkshire 1943–1946 USAAF from 1944
RAF Wellesbourne Mountford WM England Warwickshire 1941–1963 Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield since 1965.
RAF Wellingore England Lincolnshire 1937–1946
RAF Wendling England Norfolk 1943–1945 USAAF from 1944
RAF West Ayton England Yorkshire 1918–1919
RAF West Drayton England Middlesex 1924–1994
RAF West Freugh Scotland Wigtownshire 1937–1946 Became RAE West Freugh when taken over by the Royal Aircraft Establishment in 1956, now MoD West Freugh with bombing and weapon test Ranges, also training area for maritime/landing operations.
RAF West Kirby England Merseyside 1940–1957 training camp on the Wirral Peninsula
RAF West Malling VG England Kent 1917 – 1918
1940 – 1969
Became Maidstone Airport in 1930.
RAF West Raynham WR England Norfolk 1939–1994
RAF Westcott WX England Buckinghamshire 1942–1945 Became the Rocket Propulsion Establishment (RPE Westcott)
RAF Westenhanger England Kent 1944 Folkestone Racecourse
RAF Westgate England Kent 1918–1920
RAF Westhampnett WQ England Sussex 1940–1946 Satellite of RAF Tangmere, Emergency Landing Ground, now Chichester/Goodwood Airport
RAF Weston-on-the-Green England Oxfordshire
RAF Weston-super-Mare England Somerset 1939–1955 Opened as civilian airport. Now a Helicopter Museum.
RAF Weston Zoyland England Somerset 1926–1969
RAF West Ruislip England Middlesex 1917–1955 Later USAF/USN, closed 2006
RAF Wethersfield England Essex 1941–1946, 1951–1970 USAAF from 1944. Now MDP Wethersfield – MoD Police training base
RAF Weybourne England Norfolk 1939–1942
RAF Wheaton Aston WH England Staffordshire 1941–1947 Post war was used as a camp for Polish immigrants. Now used for pig farming.
RAF Whitchurch England Somerset
RAF White Waltham England Berkshire 1938–1982 Now White Waltham Airfield
RAF Whitley Bay England Northumberland
RAF Wick Scotland Caithness 1939–1978 Now Wick Airport
RAF Wickenby UI England Lincolnshire 1942–1956
RAF Wig Bay Scotland Wigtownshire Flying boat base on Loch Ryan
RAF Wigsley UG England Lincolnshire 1942–1958 site straddled the border between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire (satellite of RAF Swinderby)
RAF Wigtown Scotland Wigtownshire 1941–1948
RAF Willingale JC England Essex 1946–1959 See also RAF Chipping Ongar
RAF Wilmslow England Cheshire
RAF Winfield Scotland Berwickshire
RAF Windrush UR England Gloucestershire
RAF Wing UX England Buckinghamshire 1942–1958
RAF Winkton XT England Hampshire 1943–1944 ALG
RAF Winkleigh England Devon 1943–1958
RAF Winthorpe WE England Nottinghamshire 1940–1958 Now Newark Air Museum and Newark Showground
RAF Witchford EL England Cambridgeshire 1943–1946
RAF Wombleton UN England Yorkshire 1943–1949
RAF Woodbridge OZ England Suffolk 1943–1992 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. Collocated helicopter rescue and recovery squadron. 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 Woodcote England Oxfordshire 1941–1959
RAF Woodhall Spa WS England Lincolnshire 1942–1964
RAF Woodley England Berkshire
RAF Woolfox Lodge WL England Rutland 1940–1964
RAF Woolsington England Northumberland Previously called RAF Station Newcastle Now the site of Newcastle International Airport
RAF Worcester England Worcestershire
RAF Worksop WP England Nottinghamshire 1943–1960
RAF Wormingford England Essex 1943–1947 USAAF from 1944
RAF Worthy Down England Hampshire 1918–1938 Transferred to Royal Navy in 1939 as HMS Kestrel/HMS Ariel II. Now Worthy Down Barracks
RAF Wortley England Yorkshire
RAF Wratting Common WW England Cambridgeshire 1943–1946
RAF Wrexham Wales Denbighshire 1941–1945 Also known as RAF Borras
RAF Wroughton England Wiltshire 1940–1972 To Royal Navy in 1972, now a depository of the Science Museum
RAF Hospital Wroughton England Wiltshire
RAF Wye England Kent 1916–1919
RAF Wymeswold WD England Leicestershire 1942–1957
RAF Wythall England Worcestershire 1939–1959
RAF Yatesbury England Wiltshire 1917–1919, 1938–1969
RAF Yeadon England Yorkshire 1939–1947 now Leeds Bradford International Airport
RAF York England Yorkshire 1939–1946 Also known as RAF Clifton and RAF Rawcliffe
RAF Zeals England Wiltshire 1942–1946

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.[8]

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 Outer Hebrides (NB0438) R10 ROTOR Radar Station[9] on the Isle of Lewis.
RAF Anstruther[10][11] Scotland Fife (NO568808) ('WIU') CEW R10 ROTOR Radar Station near Anstruther, Fife.
RAF Ash England Kent Near Woodnesborough
RAF Ballymartin Northern Ireland County Down Chain Home Low (CHL)
RAF Bamburgh England Northumberland CHL 41A/CEW/CHEL Site K157[12]
RAF Bard Hill England Norfolk (TG075428) Coast defence (CD)/Chain Home Low radar station near Holt
RAF Barnton Quarry Scotland Lothian (NT203748) Rotor SOC and RSG near Edinburgh
RAF Bawburgh England Norfolk (TG165080) former RAF Eastern Sector Control HQ, ROTOR Station and SOC near Norwich
RAF Bawdsey England Suffolk (TM336380) CH, CHEL, ('PKD') R3 GCI ROTOR Radar Station[13]
RAF Beachy Head England Sussex Chain Home Low (CHL)/CD M10, then (('HEB') CEW R1 ROTOR Radar Station)[14]
RAF Beer Head England Devon CHL 13A/CHEL K165[15]
RAF Bempton England Yorkshire near Bridlington, formerly RAF Flamborough Head – later developed as a ROTOR station
RAF Ben Hough Scotland Isle of Tiree (NL94874635) Chain Home Low radar station on summit of Beinn Hough
RAF Binbrook England Lincolnshire (UBIZ) – NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter LOS microwave terminal
RAF Blackhead Northern Ireland County Antrim Chain Home Low
RAF Blackpool Tower England Lancashire (SD306357) Blackpool – AMES No. 64
RAF Blackgang England Isle of Wight (SZ505766) GCI station near Niton
RAF Bolt Tail England Devon
RAF Boniface Down England Isle of Wight
RAF Botley Hill Farm England Surrey NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Boulmer England Northumberland (GCI R3 ROTOR Radar Station & Control and Reporting Centre in the UK Air Surveillance and Control System)
RAF Brandy Bay England Dorsetshire (SY 8766479827) Radar and GEE site near Tyneham
RAF Branscombe England Devon (SY1988) Chain Home Station CH13[16]
RAF Brenish[17] Scotland Western Isles (NA9910024250) Chain Home Radar Station. AMES No. 97[18]
RAF Bride[19] Isle of Man (SC463031)
RAF Brizlee Wood England Northumberland (UBOZ) – NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Broad Bay Scotland Western Isles (NB5314034470) Chain Home Radar Station
RAF Buchan Scotland Aberdeenshire (former ROTOR R3 GCI Radar Station 'GBU')
RAF Canewdon England Essex (TQ9094) Chain Home Radar Station CH22
RAF Carsaig Scotland Isle of Mull CHL
RAF Cape Greco Cyprus NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Castell Mawr Wales Anglesey (SN5369) Chain Home Station AMES No. 67
RAF Chenies England Buckinghamshire ('HAM' R8 GCI ROTOR Station)
RAF Crosslaw Scotland Berwickshire (CHEL R2 ROTOR Radar Station)[20]
RAF Cleadon England County Durham Chain Home Low and OBOE Station
RAF Clett Scotland Shetland Islands GCI Station
RAF Cockburnspath Scotland Borders CHL
RAF Cocklaw Scotland Aberdeenshire Chain Home Low Radar Station AMES No. 47B, near Peterhead
RAF Cold Hesledon England Co. Durham ROTOR CEW Station
RAF Coldblow Lane England Kent (TQ824584) (UMAZ) – NATO Ace High Tropospheric scatter site, near Detling
RAF Collafirth Hill Scotland Shetland LOS (line of sight) microwave site for NATO ACE High.
RAF Crannoch Hill Scotland Banffshire CD/CHL
RAF Craster England Northumberland CD/CHL
RAF Creignish Isle of Man CHL[19]
RAF Cresswell England Northumberland (NZ2974892445)
RAF Cricklade England Gloucestershire (SU10459505) GCI ("Happidrome") Radar Station[21]
RAF Cromarty Scotland Ross and Cromarty Chain Home Low Radar Station – AMES No. 48A
RAF Crustan Scotland Orkney Islands CHL
RAF Dalby[19] Isle of Man (SC2178)
RAF Danby Beacon England North Yorkshire (NZ732097) near Lealholm
RAF Darsham England Suffolk (TM411720) High Street, Saxmundham IP17 3QD
RAF Deerness Scotland Orkney Islands CHL
RAF Donna Nook England Lincolnshire Chain Home Extra Low (CHEL) radar station, now offshore bombing range.
RAF Doonies Hill Scotland Aberdeen Chain Home Low Station near Gregness
RAF Douglas Wood Scotland Angus (NO4862041515) Chain Home Radar Station near Monikie
RAF Dover England Kent (TR335429) Chain Home Station CH04[22]
RAF Downderry England Cornwall CH15 Radar Station
RAF Downhill Northern Ireland County Londonderry
RAF Drone Hill Scotland Borders (NT8447066535) Chain Home radar station near Coldingham
RAF Drytree England Cornwall (SW723218) Goonhilly Downs
RAF Dunderhole Point England Cornwall Coastal Defence/Chain Home Low station near Tintagel
RAF Dunkirk England Kent (TR076595) Chain Home station[23] near Faversham
RAF Dunnet Head Scotland Caithness Coast Defence U-Boat (CDU) Radar Station near Thurso
RAF Dunwich England Suffolk Chain Home Low Station CHL28A[24]
RAF Easington England Yorkshire CHEL (Chain Home Extra Low) near Easington
RAF Eorodale Scotland Isle of Lewis (NB53196268) Chain Home Low Radar Station
RAF Fair Isle Scotland Shetland CDU station
RAF Fairlight England Sussex Chain Home Low Station CHL03A,[25] later '9' R2 CHEL ROTOR Station
RAF Faraid Head Scotland ('RAI' R10 CEW Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Folly Wales Pembrokeshire (SM858195) CFP Combined filter plot near Nolton
RAF Foreness Point[26] England Kent ROTOR
RAF Formby England Lancashire
RAF Fullarton Scotland Ayrshire (R8 GCI ('FUL') Rotor Radar Station). Later RAF Gailes
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 Chain Home Low station near Angmering
RAF Hillhead Scotland Aberdeenshire (NJ9430061700) near Memsie
RAF Holmpton England Yorkshire (TA365227) Radar – Support Command – UK Air CCIS – Now open to visitors
RAF Hope Cove England Devon R6 Rotor GCI Control Bunker
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 Chain Home Low station near Portloe
RAF Kelvedon Hatch England Essex Later a regional Civil Defence HQ, then a Cold War Government Command Post. Now the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
RAF Kendrom Scotland Isle of Skye Chain Home Low station near Kilmaluag
RAF Kete Wales Pembrokeshire Also RNAS Kete near Dale
RAF Kilchiaran Scotland Isle of Islay (NR207616) ('ECK') CHEL R11 ROTOR Radar Station[27]
RAF Kilkeel Northern Ireland County Down AMES No. 78
RAF Kilkenneth[28] Scotland Argyll and Bute (NL9408045570) Chain Home radar station near Tiree
RAF Killard Point Northern Ireland Isle of Islay GCI Station, subsite of RAF Bishops Court
RAF Kingswear England Devon Chain Home Low
RAF Kinley Hill England County Durham Chain Home Low station 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 England Lincolnshire (('LAT'): R6 GCI ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Loth[29][30] Scotland Sutherland (NC9590009600) Chain Home radar station near Helmsdale
RAF Mark's Castle England Cornwall CHL17A, 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 Sussex Chain Home Low station near Shoreham
RAF Mossy Hill Scotland Shetland NATO Ace High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Navidale Scotland Sutherland (ND 03750 15800) CHL and CHEL Radar Station near Helmsdale
RAF Needles England Isle of Wight CHL/CD
RAF Nefyn[31][32] Wales Gwynedd (SH2704037575) AMES No. 66
RAF Netherbutton[33] Scotland Orkney (HY4621104396) Chain Home radar station[34] near Holm
RAF Newchurch England Kent (TR0531) CHL/CD
RAF North Cairn Scotland Dumfries (NW97107074) Near Stranraer – AMES No. 60
RAF North Foreland England Kent Chain Home Low
RAF Northam England Devon (SS4529) Chain Home Low radar station
RAF Noss Hil Scotland Shetland Islands (HU3613015575) Chain Home, AMES No. 54
RAF Orby England Lincolnshire GCI station
RAF Ottercops Moss England Northumberland (NY944896) near Otterburn, Northumberland
RAF Oxenhope Moor England Yorkshire (SE 0141437082) Radar and GEE site near Halifax
RAF Oxwich Wales South Glamorgan (CD/CHL) radar station near Swansea
RAF Patrington England Yorkshire see RAF Holmpton
RAF Pen Oliver England Cornwall Chain Home Low station near The Lizard
RAF Pen y Bryn Wales Caernarfonshire Chain Home Low station
RAF Pevensey England Sussex (TQ644073) Chain Home radar station[35]
RAF Point of Stoer Scotland Sutherland Chain Home Low Radar Station
RAF Poling England Sussex (TQ043052) Chain Home Station CH08,[36] CHEL
RAF Port Mor[37] Scotland Argyll and Bute (NL9442) Advanced Chain Home radar station on Tiree
RAF Portland England Dorsetshire (CEW R1 ROTOR Radar Station ('NIB'))
RAF Prestatyn Wales Denbighshire (SJ079819) (('SYP') CHEL R11 ROTOR Radar Station)[38]
RAF Rame Head England Cornwall Chain Home Low station CHL15A[39]
RAF Ravenscar England North Yorkshire Chain Home Low Radar Station, later CEW
RAF Rhuddlan Wales Denbighshire (SJ012764) AMES No. 65
RAF Ringstead England Dorsetshire (SY751817) NATO Ace High Tropospheric scatter site near Ringstead Bay
RAF Roddans Port Northern Ireland County Down Chain Home Low
RAF Rodel Park Scotland Western Isles Chain Home Low station near Rodel, Harris
RAF Rosehearty Scotland Aberdeenshire CHL and 10 cm Radar Station, also Bombing Range
RAF Rye England Kent (TQ968232) Chain Home radar station – misleadingly located in Brookland, Kent (place named-for, Rye, just across border in Sussex)
RAF Saligo Bay Scotland Argyll and Bute (NR2116066740) Islay
RAF Sandwich England Kent ('YTM') R3 GCI ROTOR[40] near Ash
RAF Sango[41] Scotland Sutherland (NC4170067500) near Durness
RAF Saxa Vord Scotland Shetland Islands near Unst – (R10 CEW Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Scarinish Scotland Isle of Tiree (NM032456) ('FLY') GCI R8 ROTOR Radar Station[42]
RAF Scarlett[19] Isle of Man (SC2566)
RAF Schoolhill Scotland Aberdeenshire (NO9086098180) Chain Home station[43] near Portlethen
RAF Seaton Snook England Co. Durham (NZ 519280) ('DYR') GCI R3 ROTOR Radar Station[44]
RAF Sennen England Cornwall (SW376246) Chain Home Low and GEE Station
RAF Skaw Scotland Shetland Islands (HP6634016805) Chain Home and LORAN station near Unst
RAF Southbourne England Dorsetshire (SZ1591) Chain Home station
RAF Shipton England Yorkshire ('KFY') R4 ROTOR Sector Operations Centre & SRHQ 21 / RGHQ 2.1)[45]
RAF Shotton England County Durham Chain Home Low station
RAF Skendleby England Lincolnshire Chain Home Overseas Low (COL 161), later Chain Home Extra Low Station CHL34A, then 'UPI' ROTOR R3 GCI[46]
RAF Snaefell Isle of Man (SC397869) ('MOI') CHEL R11 ROTOR Radar Station[47]
RAF Sopley England Hampshire (('AVO') 'R3' GCI ROTOR Station)
RAF South Ronaldsay Scotland Orkney CHL / CHEL Radar Station ) AMES No. 50A
RAF South Stack Wales Anglesey
RAF St Anne's England Lancashire ROTOR site[48] near Blackpool
RAF St Bees Head England


Chain Home station
RAF St Cyrus Scotland Aberdeenshire CHL/CD Radar Station -AMES No. 45A
RAF St Lawrence England Isle of Wight (SZ530760) Chain Home station[49]
RAF St Margaret's Bay England Kent ROTOR site
RAF St Twynnells Wales Pembrokeshire (SR94189741) ('TWY') GCI R6 ROTOR Radar Station
RAF Staxton Wold England Yorkshire (TA023778) Chain Home station
RAF Stenigot England Lincolnshire (TF256827) 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) Chain Home station
RAF Strumble Head Wales Pembrokeshire (SM 887 394) Chain Home Low radar station
RAF Swansea Bay Wales Glamorgan Operations/plotting Room
RAF Swingate Down England Kent CH station near Dover. Also called RAF St Margarets
RAF Tannach Scotland Caithness (ND3200046900) Chain Home radar station near Wick
RAF The Law Scotland Angus Chain Home Low station near near Carnoustie
RAF Trelanvean England Cornwall (SW762193) Goonhilly Downs
RAF Treleaver England Cornwall (SW766174) (ROTOR: GCI Station)[50]
RAF Trerew England Cornwall (SW812585) Newquay – (Chain Home CH18 & ROTOR Radar Station)
RAF Trevose Head England Cornwall Chain Home Low
RAF Trewan Sands England Cornwall (SH322754) ('TES') R8 GCI ROTOR Radar Station[51]
RAF Trimingham England Norfolk (TG289382) Chain Home Extra Low (CHEL)/CD, then 'QLE' CEW R1 ROTOR Radar Station[52]
RAF Truleigh Hill England Sussex (TQ 226 107) Chain Home Low Station CHL07B[53] later ROTOR R2 bunker near Bramber
RAF Ulbster Scotland Caithness near Wick
RAF Uxbridge England Greater London NATO ACE High Tropo-scatter site
RAF Ventnor[54] England Isle of Wight (SZ568785) Chain Home CH10, CHL M86, ROTOR Station 'OJC'[55]
RAF Walton on Naze England Essex Chain Home Low
RAF Warden Point England Kent Chain Home Low station on the Isle of Sheppey
RAF Wartling England Sussex (TQ653074) (('ZUN') R3 GCI ROTOR Radar Station) near Bexhill-on-Sea
RAF Watsness Scotland Shetland Chain Home Low station near Walls. AMES No. 55A
RAF Warren Wales Pembrokeshire (SR9245975) Chain Home station
RAF West Beckham England Norfolk Chain Home Radar station
RAF West Prawle England Devon (SX771374) CH 14/CHL 14A[56]
RAF Westburn Scotland Aberdeenshire CD/CHL. AMES No M23
RAF Westcliff England Dorsetshire near Portland
RAF West Myne England Somerset (SS928486) ('ZEM') CHEL R11 ROTOR Radar Station[57]
RAF Whale Head Scotland Orkney Islands (HY7590546125) Chain Home AMES No. 51 on Sanday
RAF Whitehawk England Sussex Chain Home Low and 10 cm Radar Station near Brighton
RAF Whitstable England Kent Chain Home Low
RAF Wick Scotland Highland (R8 GCI Rotor Radar Station)
RAF Worth Matravers England Dorsetshire (SY967777) Chain Home and GEE site near Swanage
RAF Wylfa Wales Isle of Anglesey (SH3522093385) AMES No. 76


Station Country Notes
RAF Khormaksar Colony of Aden Aden Protectorate Now Aden International Airport
RAF Sheikh Othman Colony of Aden Aden Protectorate
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 Blida Algeria Algeria 1942–46
RAF Bone Algeria Algeria (1942–45) now Rabah Bitat Airport
RAF Maison Blanche Algeria Algeria (1942–43) now Houari Boumediene Airport
RAF Setif Algeria Algeria possibly Ain Arnat Airport
RAF Klagenfurt Austria Austria Now Klagenfurt Airport
RAF Lagens Azores Azores
RAF Muharraq
RAF Bahrain
Trucial States Bahrain (1943–71) now Bahrain International Airport
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 Kuching North Borneo British North Borneo Now Kuching International Airport
RAF Labuan North Borneo British North Borneo Now Labuan Airport
RAF Tawau North Borneo British North Borneo Now Tawau Airport
RAF Akyab British rule in Burma Burma (1941–46)
RAF Dabaing British rule in Burma Burma
RAF Hmawbi British rule in Burma Burma Hmawbi Air Base, Myanmar Air Force
RAF Meiktila British rule in Burma Burma Meiktilla Air Base, Myanmar Air Force Central Command
RAF Mergui British rule in Burma Burma
RAF Mingaladon British rule in Burma Burma Mingaladon Air Base HQ, Myanmar Air Force
RAF Pegu British rule in Burma Burma Taungoo Air Base, Myanmar Air Force
RAF Charlottetown Canada Canada (1941–1944) to RCAF Station Charlottetown
RAF Dorval Canada Canada (1941–1946) to RCAF Station Lachine. Now Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
RAFU Goose Bay Canada Canada (1949–2005) now CFB Goose Bay
RAF China Bay British Ceylon Ceylon (1930–1957) – now SLAF China Bay[58]
Colombo Racecourse Airstrip British Ceylon Ceylon Re-converted back to racecourse following World War II
RAF Ekala British Ceylon Ceylon
RAF Gangodawila British Ceylon Ceylon
RAF Kandy British Ceylon Ceylon (1941–1946)
RAF Kankesanturai British Ceylon Ceylon (1941–1945) now SLAF Palaly
RAF Koggala British Ceylon Ceylon (1940–1947) now SLAF Koggala
RAF Mawatagama British Ceylon Ceylon
RAF Minneriya British Ceylon Ceylon (1942–1945) now SLAF Hingurakgoda[59]
RAF Negombo British Ceylon Ceylon (1946–1957) – now the Bandaranaike International Airport & SLAF Katunayake
RAF Ratmalana
RAF Colombo
British Ceylon Ceylon (1941–1946) – now SLAF Ratmalana
RAF Sigiriya British Ceylon Ceylon (1942–1945) – now SLAF Sigiriya
RAF Trincomalee British Ceylon Ceylon See China Bay
RAF Vavuniya British Ceylon Ceylon (1942–1945) – now SLAF Vavuniya
RAF Cocos Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands (1942–46)
RAF Cape Greco Cyprus ACE High tropo-scatter site
RAF Nicosia Cyprus 1930s–1966 still owned by the Ministry of Defence but used by the UN
RAF Aboukir Egypt Egypt 1916–47, home to the Central Depot of RAF Middle East until 1939, also known as LG-34
RAF Abu Sueir Egypt Egypt (1917–1956), also known as LG-205, now Abu Suwayr Air Base
RAF Abu Sultan Egypt Egypt (1942–1955)
RAF Almaza Egypt Egypt Also known as LG-245, now Almaza Air Base
RAF Cairo West Egypt Egypt (1942–46) also known as LG-224 and Kilo 26
RAF Deversoir Egypt Egypt (1942–53) also known as LG-209 and Kilo 61
RAF El Amiriya Egypt Egypt 1919–1947, also recorded as El Rimal (1917–18)
RAF El Ballah Egypt Egypt 1942–45, also known as LG-203 or RAF Ballah
RAF El Daba Egypt Egypt 1942–45, also known as LG-105
RAF El Hamra Egypt Egypt
RAF Fayid Egypt Egypt (1940–53) also known as LG-211
RAF Gianaclis Egypt Egypt also known as LG-226
RAF Heliopolis Egypt Egypt (1919–46) also known as LG-218
RAF Helwan Egypt Egypt (1918–44) also known as LG-221
RAF Idku Egypt Egypt (1941–45) also known as LG-229
RAF Ismailia Egypt Egypt Also known as LG-204, now Al Ismailiyah Air Base
RAF Kabrit Egypt Egypt (Canal Zone) 1941–1954, also known as LG-213. Now Kibrit Air Base
RAF Kasfareet Egypt Egypt Also known as LG-212
RAF Matruh West Egypt Egypt Also known as LG-07 and 'Z' LG.
RAF Mersa Matruh Egypt Egypt Also known as LG-87
RAF Shallufa Egypt Egypt (1918-9, 1940–8) Also known as LG-215
RAF Shandur Egypt Egypt (1941–43) Also known as LG-214
RAF Suez Egypt Egypt (1919–21, 1941–3) Also known as LGs-216 & 217
RAF Asmara United Kingdom British Military Administration (Eritrea) (1940–50). Now Asmara International Airport
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 [60]
RAF Vaagar Faroe Islands Faroe Islands now Vágar Airport
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.[61]
RAF Ajaccio France France (1943–46). Now Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, Corsica. Formerly Campo dell’Oro airbase used by Vichy, then Free French Air Forces.
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 Christmas Island Gilbert and Ellice Islands Gilbert and Ellice Islands (1956–57) now Cassidy International Airport, Kiritimati
RAF Ahlhorn Germany Germany (1945–58), initially designated "B.111 Ahlhorn"
RAF Bruggen Germany Germany Now a British Army Garrison, called "Elmpt Station, Javelin Barracks"
RAF Bückeburg Germany Germany now Bückeburg Air Base
RAF Butzweilerhof Germany Germany
RAF Celle Germany Germany (1945–1957) now Celle Air Base
RAF Detmold Germany Germany
RAF Fassberg Germany Germany (1945–57) now Faßberg Air Base initially designated "B.152 Fassberg"
RAF Fuhlsbüttel Germany Germany now Hamburg Airport
RAF Gatow Germany Germany (1945–94)
RAF Geilenkirchen Germany Germany (1953–68) now NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen
RAF Goch Germany Germany
RAF Gütersloh Germany Germany Originally Y.99, now a British Army Garrison, called "Princess Royal Barracks, Gutersloh"
RAF Hambühren Germany Germany (1953–57)
RAF Hehn Germany Germany ACE High site (abb – Moenchengladbach Tail (1) – Hehn) AHEZ – Hehn)
RAF Hustedt Germany Germany subsite of RAF Celle
RAF Husum Germany Germany A remote radar station on the coast near Husum, Schleswig-Holstein – initially designated "B.172 Husum"
RAF Jever Germany Germany (1952–61) now Jever Air Base
RAF Laarbruch Germany Germany Initially designated "B.100 Goch". now in civilian use, under the name Weeze (or Niederrhein) Airport (NRN/EDLV)
RAF Lübeck also known as RAF Blankensee Germany Germany (1945–49) Initially designated "B.158 Lübeck". Now Lübeck Airport
RAF Lüneburg Germany Germany
RAF Nordhorn Germany Germany Bombing Range
RAF Oldenburg Germany Germany
RAF Plantlünne Germany Germany
RAF Putlos Germany Germany
RAF Rheindahlen Germany Germany now occupied by the British Army, as HQ United Kingdom Support Command (Germany) (HQ UKSC(G))
RAF Hospital Rinteln Germany Germany Under RAF command till opening of the new RAF Hospital Wegberg in 1953.[62]
RAF Hospital Rostop Germany Germany Originally known as No 1 Mobile Field Hospital deployed following closure of BMH Oldenburg.[62]
RAF Scharfoldendorf Germany Germany
RAF Schleswigland Germany Germany (1945–58) Initially designated "B.164 Schleswigland"
RAF Sundern Germany Germany Handed over to British Army Westfalen Garrison, called "Mansergh Barracks"
RAF Sylt Germany Germany (1945-8,1949–61) now Sylt Airport. Initially designated "B.170 Westerland"
RAF Uetersen Germany Germany (1945–55) now Uetersen Airfield and German Airforce NCO Training School
RAF Wahn Germany Germany now Cologne Bonn Airport
RAF Hospital Wegberg Germany Germany now occupied by the British Army, as HQ British Forces Germany Health Service (BFGHS)
RAF Hospital Westerland(Sylt)[62] Germany Germany
RAF Wildenrath Germany Germany (1952–93)
RAF Winterberg Germany Germany GEE site – Master Winterberg AMES 7932
RAF Wunstorf Germany Germany now Wunstorf Air Base
RAF Bathurst British Gambia 1941–45
RAF Half Die British Gambia 1941–45
RAF Jeswang British Gambia 1941–43
RAF Yundum British Gambia Now Banjul International Airport
RAF New Camp Gibraltar Gibraltar Now Devil's Tower Camp
RAF North Front Gibraltar Gibraltar Former name of RAF Gibraltar (1942–66)
RAF Accra Gold Coast (British colony) Gold Coast (1941–46) Now Kotoka International Airport and Accra Air Force Station
RAF Takoradi Gold Coast (British colony) Gold Coast Now Takoradi Airport main hub for Ghana Air Force
RAF Ho Mun Tin British Hong Kong Hong Kong Equipment Depot, 1946-7
RAF Kai Tak British 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 Little Sai Wan British Hong Kong Hong Kong 1947-1980s by RAF and allies for intelligence gathering from China; demolished and now residential development. Also known as Siu Sai Wan
RAF Sek Kong British 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 British Hong Kong Hong Kong 1949-1970s by RAF and Army Air Corps (United Kingdom) (1950s–1960s); redeveloped as residential housing
RAF Tai Mo Shan British Hong Kong Hong Kong (Project Cabbage Leaf) – ex RAF and current Hong Kong Observatory weather radar station
RAF Kaldadarnes Iceland (1940–43)
RAF Olfus Iceland TRU radar station – later transferred to US becoming 'Camp Hughes'[60]
RAF Reykjavik Iceland
RAF Vik Iceland COL radar station [60]
RAF Agra British Raj British Indian Empire (1919–20, 1944–46) now Agra Air Force Station
RAF Alipore British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Allahabad British Raj British Indian Empire now Bamrauli Air Force Station
RAF Amarda Road British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Ambala British Raj British Indian Empire (1916–26 1939–47), now Ambala Air Force Station
RAF Agartala British Raj British Indian Empire now Agartala Air Force Station
RAF Arkonam British Raj British Indian Empire (1942–45)
RAF Asansol British Raj British Indian Empire (1941–44)
RAF Baigachi British Raj British Indian Empire 1942–46
RAF Barrackpore British Raj British Indian Empire now Barrackpore Air Force Station
RAF Bhopal British Raj British Indian Empire (1943–46) now Raja Bhoj Airport
RAF Car Nicobar British Raj British Indian Empire now Car Nicobar Air Force Base
RAF Chakeri British Raj British Indian Empire now Chakeri Air Force Station
RAF Chaklala British Raj British Indian Empire (1935–47) now Benazir Bhutto International Airport and PAF Base Nur Khan
RAF Chakulia British Raj British Indian Empire (1942–46)
RAF Chittagong British Raj British Indian Empire now Shah Amanat International Airport, Bangladesh
RAF Comilla British Raj British Indian Empire (1942–46)
RAF Cox's Bazaar British Raj British Indian Empire now Cox's Bazar Airport, Bangladesh
RAF Cholovaram British Raj British Indian Empire (1942–45)
RAF Din Jan British Raj British Indian Empire (1941–42)
RAF Dhubalia British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Digri British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Drigh Road
RAF Karachi
British Raj British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal
RAF Dum Dum British Raj British Indian Empire (1940–47) now Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
RAF Fatehjang British Raj British Indian Empire (1944–46)
RAF Gujrat British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Hakimpet British Raj British Indian Empire Now Hakimpet Air Force Station
RAF Imphal British Raj British Indian Empire now Imphal Airport
RAF Jharsuguda British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Jessore British Raj British Indian Empire Now Jessore Airport
RAF Jiwani British Raj British Indian Empire Now Jiwani Airport
RAF Jodhpur British Raj British Indian Empire Now Jodhpur Air Force Station
RAF Kalyan British Raj British Indian Empire See Kalyan Airstrip
RAF Kanchrapara British Raj British Indian Empire See Kanchrapara Airfield
RAF Kohat British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Kolar British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Korangi Creek British Raj British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Korangi
RAF Lahore British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Maharajpur British Raj British Indian Empire now Maharajpur Air Force Station
RAF Mauripur British Raj British Indian Empire −1956 (used after partition by RAF) – now Pakistan Air Force Base Masroor
RAF Nagpur British Raj British Indian Empire Now Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport and AFS Nagpur
RAF Ondal British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Palam
RAF Delhi
British Raj British Indian Empire (1943–47) now Indira Gandhi International Airport
RAF Peshawar British Raj British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar
RAF Poona British Raj British Indian Empire now Lohegaon Air Force Station
RAF Quetta British Raj British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Samungli
RAF Ranchi British Raj British Indian Empire now Birsa Munda Airport
RAF Redhills Lake British Raj British Indian Empire Flying boat and seaplane base
RAF Risalpur British Raj British Indian Empire Now PAF Base Risalpur/Pakistan Air Force Academy
RAF Salbani British Raj British Indian Empire
RAF Santacruz British Raj British Indian Empire now Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
RAF Sargodha British Raj British Indian Empire Now Pakistan Air Force Base Mushaf
RAF Secunderabad British Raj British Indian Empire now Hakimpet Air Force Station
RAF Srinagar British Raj British Indian Empire now Srinagar Air Force Station
RAF St Thomas Mount British Raj British Indian Empire now Chennai International Airport
RAF Tambaram British Raj British Indian Empire now Tambaram Air Force Station
RAF Trichinopoly British Raj British Indian Empire Also known as RAF Golden Rock/Kajamalai, now Tiruchirapalli International Airport
RAF Vizagapatam British Raj British Indian Empire now Visakhapatnam Airport
RAF Yelahanka
RAF Bangalore
British Raj British Indian Empire now Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, Karnataka
RAF Tehran Iran Now Mehrabad International Airport
RAF Basrah Iraq Iraq 1916–46, 2006–9 now Basra International Airport
RAF Dhibban Iraq 1936–1938 renamed to RAF Habbaniya in 1938)
RAF Habbaniya Iraq (1938–1959), renamed from RAF Dhibban in 1938
RAF Hinaidi Iraq
RAF Shaibah Iraq
RAF H1 Iraq (used as a relief landing ground during the 1920s to 1940s by 84 Squadron. Near Jordanian border)
RAF H2 Iraq (used as a relief landing ground during the 1920s to 1940s by 84 Squadron. Near Jordanian border)
RAF H3 Iraq (used as a relief landing ground during the 1920s to 1940s by 84 Squadron. Near Jordanian border)
RAF Augusta Italy Italy 1945. Sicily
RAF Bari Italy Italy 1943–46. Now Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport
RAF Brindisi Italy Italy (1943–46) now Brindisi – Salento Airport
RAF Cagliari Italy Italy (Sardinia)
RAF Catania Italy Italy now Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (Sardinia)
RAFSU Decimomannu Italy Italy (Sardinia)
RAF Elmas Italy Italy (1943–46), now Cagliari Elmas Airport, Sardinia
RAF Pomigliano Italy Italy
RAF Iwakuni Allied Occupied Japan (1946–51)
RAF Zerqa Jordan Jordan became Dawson's Field (Dawson's Field hijackings)
RAF Mafraq Jordan Jordan
RAF Eastleigh
RAF Nairobi
East Africa Protectorate Kenya (1929–51) now Moi Air Base
RAF Kisumu East Africa Protectorate Kenya
RAF Nakuru East Africa Protectorate Kenya
RAF Port Reitz
RAF Mombasa
East Africa Protectorate Kenya Now Moi International Airport
RAF Thika East Africa Protectorate Kenya
RAF Beirut Lebanon Lebanon 1941–45
RAF Benina United Kingdom Allied Occupation of Libya (1942–44) now Benina International Airport
RAF Castel Benito United Kingdom Allied Occupation of Libya later RAF Idris(1952) now Tripoli International Airport
RAF Derna United Kingdom Allied Occupation of Libya
RAF El Adem
RAF Tobruk
United Kingdom Allied Occupation of Libya Also LG-144, now Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base
RAF Gambut United Kingdom Allied Occupation of Libya also known as RAF Kambut and LG-139
RAF Butterworth Straits Settlements British Malaya to 1957, thereafter RAAF Butterworth, now RMAF Butterworth
RAF Kota Bharu Straits Settlements British Malaya – now Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
RAF Kuala Lumpur Straits Settlements British Malaya now RMAF Kuala Lumpur
RAF Kuantan Straits Settlements British Malaya now RMAF Kuantan
RAF Penang Straits Settlements British Malaya
RAF Gan Maldives Maldives now Gan International Airport
RAF Hithadhoo Maldives Maldives (domestic site for RAF Gan)
RAF Hal Far Malta (1923–67) now an Armed Forces of Malta base – B Coy, 1st Regt
RAF Kalafrana Malta also known as RAF Calafrana
RAF Krendi Malta also known as RAF Qrendi
RAF Luqa Malta (1940–79), now the site of Malta International Airport
RAF Safi Malta
RAF Siggiewi Malta Home of No 840 Signals Unit
RAF Ta Kali Malta (Ta' Qali)
RAF Mauritius British Mauritius
RAF Oujda Morocco Now Angads Airport
RAF Rabat Sale Morocco Now Rabat–Salé Airport
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
RAF Medan Dutch East Indies Netherlands East Indies Now Soewondo Air Force Base
RAFU Goose Bay  Newfoundland (1941–1949) now CFB Goose Bay
RAF Apapa British Nigeria (1941–1945). Nigeria gained independence in 1960
RAF Ikeja British Nigeria now Murtala Muhammed International Airport
RAF Kano British Nigeria now Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
RAF Maiduguri British Nigeria Now Maiduguri International Airport
RAF Masirah Oman Oman 1942–72. Closed 31 March 1977
RAF Ras Al Hadd Oman Oman
RAF Salalah Oman Oman (1943–77) Now Salalah International Airport
RAF Aqir Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine (1941–47), now Tel Nof Israeli Air Force Base
RAF Beit Daras Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine also known as Kiryat Gat (Kiriat-Gat) & El Faluja.
RAF Ein Shemer Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine (1942–48) now Ein Shemer Airfield
RAF Gaza Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine
RAF Haifa Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Haifa Airport
RAF Hadera Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine
RAF Lydda Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Ben Gurion International Airport
RAF Magiddo Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Megiddo Airport
RAF Machanaim Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine now Rosh Pina Airport
RAF Muqeible Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine See Muqeible Airfield
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 St Jean Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine
RAF Al Udeid  Qatar Co-located at Qatar Emiri Air Force base Al Udeid Air Base
RAF Seychelles Seychelles
RAF Hastings Sierra Leone
RAF Jui Sierra Leone
RAF Waterloo Sierra Leone
RAF Amoy Quee Singapore Now Singapore Armed Forces Amoy Quee Camp (Seletar)
RAF Changi Singapore (1946–1971) now Changi Air Base and Singapore Changi Airport
RAF Chia Keng Singapore A GCHQ radio receiving station and a satellite station (closed down in 1971) affiliated to RAF Changi
RAF Gombak Singapore An RAF radar station affiliated to RAF Tengah
RAF Jurong Singapore A GCHQ radio receiving station and a satellite station (closed down in 1971) affiliated to RAF Tengah
RAF Kallang Singapore Old Kallang Airport (closed down in 1955)
RAF Seletar Singapore (1930–71), now Seletar Airport
RAF Sembawang Singapore Now Sembawang Air Base, also known as HMS Simbang in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm service
RAF Tengah Singapore (1939–71) Now Tengah Air Base
RAF Heany Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesia
RAF Kumalo Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesia
RAF Thornhill Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesia Now Gweru-Thornhill Air Base, Zimbabwe
RAF El Gedida Sudan Sudan Also known as RAF Wadi Halfa, now Wadi Halfa Airport
RAF Gordon's Tree
RAF Khartoum
Sudan Sudan now Khartoum International Airport
RAF Port Sudan Sudan Sudan
RAF Summit Sudan Sudan
RAF Wadi Saidna Sudan Sudan
RAF Dar-es-Salaam Tanganyika 1918, 1932–51
RAF Bangkok Thailand Thailand 1945–46, now Don Mueang International Airport
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.
Souk-el-Arba Tunisia Tunisia 1942
Souk-el-Khemis Tunisia Tunisia (1943) Made up of several dispersals, code-named after London railway stations (Paddington, Victoria, Marylebone, Waterloo, Euston and Kings Cross known)
RAF Sharjah United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates (1932–71)
RAF Saigon Vietnam Now Tan Son Nhut Air Base

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
Camp TaliaferroFort Worth, Texas United States United States World War I training airfield 1917–1918
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 BordenBorden, Ontario 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

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