RAF Abbots Bromley

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RAF Abbots Bromley
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Abbots Bromley
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-1949 (1949)
Elevation AMSL 410 ft / 125 m
Coordinates 52°49′31″N 001°53′29″W / 52.82528°N 1.89139°W / 52.82528; -1.89139Coordinates: 52°49′31″N 001°53′29″W / 52.82528°N 1.89139°W / 52.82528; -1.89139
Map
RAF Abbots Bromley is located in Staffordshire
RAF Abbots Bromley
RAF Abbots Bromley
Location in Staffordshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 1,950 594 Grass
00/00 1,950 594 Grass
Operational Dates[1]

RAF Abbots Bromley is a former Royal Air Force Relief Landing Ground (RLG)[2] located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) north-west of the village of Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. The airfield opened during 1940 and closed on 31 March 1949[1] being the satellite of RAF Burnaston.[3]

Based units[edit]

The airfield was also used after the Second World War for storing ammunition.[4]

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Current use[edit]

There is currently not much of the original site left partly because of the fact it had grass runways[1] and partly due to the period of time elapsed however a guard house and a single Robin hangar remain[4] with part of the site becoming a chicken farm.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "RAF Abbots Bromley". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Airfields". The Wartime Memories Project. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "RAF Abbots Bromley". The Wartime Memories Project. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "UK Airfields". Bones Aviation Page. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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