RAF Chipping Norton

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RAF Chipping Norton
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire in England
RAF Chipping Norton is located in Oxfordshire
RAF Chipping Norton
RAF Chipping Norton
Shown within Oxfordshire
Coordinates 51°55′28″N 001°31′35″W / 51.92444°N 1.52639°W / 51.92444; -1.52639Coordinates: 51°55′28″N 001°31′35″W / 51.92444°N 1.52639°W / 51.92444; -1.52639
Type Satellite Royal Air Force station
Site information
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Site history
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1941-1945 (1945)
Airfield information
Elevation 207 metres (679 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
00/00  Sommerfeld Tracking
00/00  Sommerfeld Tracking

Royal Air Force Chipping Norton or more simply RAF Chipping Norton is a former Royal Air Force satellite station located near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. It was operational from 10 July 1940 to 1945 and returned to agricultural use when disposed of in 1953.

History[edit]

The following units were posted to this airfield at some point:

Airspeed Oxfords and North American Harvard I's flew from this airfield.[2]

The station was bombed on two occasions in October and November 1940. Little damage was done and on the second attempt the Luftwaffe missed the airfield by about a mile to the East.

Current use[edit]

The site is currently farmland. Part of the site is used for airsoft. Riftairsoft.com[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Chipping Norton". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "RAF Chipping Norton airfield". Control Towers. Retrieved 21 November 2014.