RAF Misson

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RAF Misson
near Finningley, South Yorkshire, England
RAF Misson is located in Nottinghamshire
RAF Misson
RAF Misson
Coordinates 53°28′12″N 0°56′28″W / 53.470°N 0.941°W / 53.470; -0.941
Type Missile site
Site information
Controlled by  United Kingdom
Open to
the public
No
Site history
Built 1959 (1959)
In use 1960–1963

The site of the former RAF Misson, Nottinghamshire, is located 7.5 miles (12.1 km) miles south east of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) southeast of the former RAF Finningley airfield.

History[edit]

The site was used as a bombing range by the Operational Training Units (OTU's) of RAF Finningley up until 1948.[1] Between October 1960 and June 1963, No 94 (Surface to Air Missile) Squadron (No 94 (SAM) Sqn) RAF operated on the site with Bristol Bloodhound I missiles under the control of the Tactical Command Centre at RAF Lindholme.[2][3]

Current use[edit]

The site is now private property but the concrete stands are still visible from the area. L. Jackson & Co.Ltd is situated on the site and supplies surplus military vehicles and equipment.[1] The former site is proposed as a fracking location for natural gas.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Osborne, Mike (2014). "Appendix 7 - aviation related sites". Defending Nottinghamshire : the Military Landscape from Prehistory to the Present. The History Press: New York. pp. 140–141. ISBN 9780750957137. 
  2. ^ Jefford, C.G, MBE, BA ,RAF (Retd) (1988). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 1-84037-141-2. 
  3. ^ Craine, Simon; Ryan, Noel (2011). "Protection from the cold" : cold war protection in preparedness for nuclear war. Wildtrack. p. 231. ISBN 9781904098195. 
  4. ^ "Former Misson missile site closer to a fracking future". Retford Times. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

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