RAF Akeman Street
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|RAF Akeman Street|
|Near Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire in England|
Location in Oxfordshire
|Type||Royal Air Force station|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation||134 metres (440 ft) AMSL|
Royal Air Force Akeman Street or more simply RAF Akeman Street is a former Royal Air Force station located 2 miles (3.2 km) north east of Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, England. It was named after the Roman road which crosses the airfield.
The airfield was a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for RAF Brize Norton, with building starting in 1939 and opening on 10 July 1940. Active flying stopped on 15 August 1945, and the site was closed on 1 February 1947.
Units that used the airfield were No. 2 Service Flying Training School RAF (2 SFTS) from Brize Norton with Airspeed Oxford aircraft and then No. 6 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit RAF based at RAF Little Rissington between 1942 and 1945.
A German bombing raid on Brize Norton on 16 August 1940 forced the Advanced Training Squadron to move to Akeman Street.
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