RAF Chipping Norton
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|RAF Chipping Norton|
|Near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire in England|
Shown within Oxfordshire
|Type||Satellite Royal Air Force station|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation||207 metres (679 ft) AMSL|
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.
The following units were posted to this airfield at some point:
- No. 3 Maintenance Unit RAF.
- No. 6 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit RAF renamed No. 6 Service Flying Training School RAF.
- No. 11 Service Flying Training School RAF.
- No. 15 Service Flying Training School RAF.
- No. 1517 BAT Flight RAF.
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.
The site is currently farmland. Part of the site is used for airsoft. Riftairsoft.com
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