RAF Swingfield

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RAF Swingfield
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Wootton, Kent
Built 1916
In use 1917-1945
Elevation AMSL 458 ft / 140 m
Coordinates 51°09′44″N 001°12′06″E / 51.16222°N 1.20167°E / 51.16222; 1.20167Coordinates: 51°09′44″N 001°12′06″E / 51.16222°N 1.20167°E / 51.16222; 1.20167
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RAF Swingfield is located in Kent
RAF Swingfield
RAF Swingfield
Location in Kent
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RAF Swingfield is a former Royal Air Force station located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north west of Dover, Kent and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Aylesham, Kent. The airfield was operational between February 1917 and 28 April 1945.

History[edit]

The airfield was used by both the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force opening during February 1917 and closing on 28 April 1945.[1]

Based units[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swingfield". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 57.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.