RAF Henley-on-Thames

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RAF Henley-on-Thames
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire
Built 1939
In use 1940-1945
Coordinates 51°32′05″N 000°51′18″W / 51.53472°N 0.85500°W / 51.53472; -0.85500Coordinates: 51°32′05″N 000°51′18″W / 51.53472°N 0.85500°W / 51.53472; -0.85500
RAF Henley-on-Thames is located in Berkshire
RAF Henley-on-Thames
RAF Henley-on-Thames
Location in Berkshire
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Grass
00/00 0 0 Grass

RAF Henley-on-Thames is a former Royal Air Force grass-strip airfield in Berkshire, England, located near Henley-on-Thames. It was also known by a variety of other names: Cockpole Green, Upper Culham Farm, Crazies Hill, or Crazies Hill Farm.[1]


The site was used to assemble and test Supermarine Spitfires and as a Relief Landing Ground for RAF White Waltham and RAF Woodley. It was built in late 1939 and closed in October 1945.[2]

Current use[edit]

There is currently little to see on satellite imagery that the airfield existed as the runways were grass. The only extant building from the aerodrome is a round defensive pillbox (F.C. Type, Mushroom Type or Oakington Type) in the middle of a field close to Ashley Hill Place. Google Maps link to pillbox location

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