RAF Westcott

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RAF Westcott

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Airport typeMilitary
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationWestcott, Buckinghamshire
In use1942-1945
Coordinates51°50′46″N 000°58′15″W / 51.84611°N 0.97083°W / 51.84611; -0.97083Coordinates: 51°50′46″N 000°58′15″W / 51.84611°N 0.97083°W / 51.84611; -0.97083
RAF Westcott is located in Buckinghamshire
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RAF Westcott is a former Royal Air Force station located near Westcott, Buckinghamshire, England.


RAF Westcott was used by No. 11 Operational Training Unit RAF during the war, along with its satellite station RAF Oakley. The station opened in September 1942 with crews using Vickers Wellington bombers for training.[1]

The RAF moved out in August 1945, shortly after nearly 53,000 liberated allied POWs who arrived by air into Westcott as the first UK staging post in their repatriation in Operation Exodus. The station closed on 3 April 1946.[1]

From 1946 until the mid 1990s, the site was the home of the Rocket Propulsion Establishment.[2]

Present day[edit]

The site, which extends to 650 acres (260 ha), is now Westcott Venture Park, a business park for light industry.[3]


  1. ^ a b Westcott Airfields of Britain
  2. ^ Historic England. "K2 test stand, former Royal Ordnance Establishment, Westcott (1403971)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ Westcott Venture Park

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