RAF Leicester East
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|RAF Leicester East
|Airport type||Royal Air Force station|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||469 ft / 143 m|
Royal Air Force Leicester East, more commonly known as RAF Leicester East, (ICAO: EGBG), is a former Royal Air Force station, near the village of Stoughton, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east southeast of Leicester, Leicestershire.
It was constructed in 1942 and formally opened in October 1943. The airfield is now Leicester Airport.
The following squadrons were posted to the airfield at some point:
In March 1945 all operational military aircraft left Leicester East, and the airfield was placed on Care and Maintenance until its closure on 31 December 1947.
Today, the former RAF Leicester East is now known as Leicester Airport, and was previously known as Stoughton Aerodrome.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leicester Airport.|
- Airport information for EGBG at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Royal Air Force station
- List of former Royal Air Force stations