RAF Boddington

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RAF Boddington
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Near Boddington, Gloucestershire in England
RAF Boddington is located in Gloucestershire
RAF Boddington
RAF Boddington
Shown within Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°55′18″N 002°09′55″W / 51.92167°N 2.16528°W / 51.92167; -2.16528Coordinates: 51°55′18″N 002°09′55″W / 51.92167°N 2.16528°W / 51.92167; -2.16528
Type Royal Air Force station
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Air Force
Site history
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-2007 (2007)

Royal Air Force Boddington or more simply RAF Boddington is a former non-flying Royal Air Force station located in Boddington, Gloucestershire, England, and was the former home of No. 9 Signals Unit.

Boddington was the first computerised communication centre in the 1950s when it was run by the British Army. The tradition of computerised relay communications has continued to the present day. The station closed on 14 December 2007.[1] However, as at 2015, Alan Turnbull - editor of the startling secretbases.co.uk - has used satellite imagery to demonstrate that the officially closed RAF Boddington has in fact been subject to secret military upgrades. [2]


The station was established in 1940 as an army telephone exchange operated by the Auxiliary Territorial Service under the guard of the Gloucestershire Regiment. It was later controlled by the Royal Signal Corps before passing to the Royal Air Force.[1]