Talk:RAF Cardington

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This is Work in Progress, DO NOT DELETEPandaplodder (talk) 09:29, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Substantial writing up undertaken, needs further work on WWII operations. Pandaplodder (talk) 13:14, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Recruitment centre[edit]

For some period after the war, certainly in 1957, new recruits would go there to pick up the kit, and sign on the dotted line, before being sent to RAF Bridgnorth for square bashing (talk) 15:46, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

RAF Cardington was in use for this one week of recruit induction at least as early as July 1953. Apart from RAF Bridgenorth, eight weeks of square bashing then followed in at least two other RAF stations, Hednesford and Wilmslow (though the latter might only have been for WRAFs). In July 1953 there were personnel in RAF uniform working inside one of the hangars, training or practising in the inflation of a WW2-style barrage balloon. L0ngpar1sh (talk) 09:20, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


The sheds in 2013

The picture to the right shows both sheds at RAF Cardington. I think it might be useful illustration, perhaps for the infobox? Nev1 (talk) 20:01, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. Gavbadger (talk) 20:13, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I disagree because the image used in the infobox clearly shows the scale of the hangars, whereas this one does not. --Iiboharz (talk) 20:38, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Fair point, and at the same size as the current infobox image it might look odd. Worth adding further down the article? Nev1 (talk) 20:44, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
There is a car which could be used for scale, but I think this image would be useful in the article in the infoboxes or somewhere in the body. The infobox really should show both hangars, so if not this image are there any better available? (talk) 20:54, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Good point, though the car is pretty hard to notice, maybe the new image could be placed in the infobox and the previous one used to show scale somewhere in the body? --Iiboharz (talk) 20:56, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Are the images in Cardington railway station any use to you? Chevin (talk) 07:52, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
It seems that there isn't enough focus on the hangars in those photos, as well as their age - the photo in consideration for the infobox was taken in September 2013. --Iiboharz (talk) 14:19, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to go ahead and do that then. --Iiboharz (talk) 15:21, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

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Out of Date Name[edit]

Hi all, this page name is misleading as the site is now known as Cardington Airfield. You can see this in the official addresses of the businesses currently within the hangars (Cardington Studios in Hangar 1 and Hybrid Air Vehicles in Hangar 2)Postcode MK42 0TG. [1]. There is also a government petition that refers to Cardington Airfield but the link is not allowed here so you will have to Google. There will be a lot of interest in the area this summer when the Airlander 10 takes its First Flight so I thought it would be good to get the name right just now! Philbobagshot (talk) 14:15, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Agree, change it. Gavbadger (talk) 14:37, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Great! I'm not hugely experienced on here. Do we just wait for a few more people to agree and an administrator to pick up on the fact? Philbobagshot (talk) 15:21, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Just be bold and do it. Then if anyone disagrees it can be discussed.--Mrs Wibble-Wobble (talk) 19:28, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

How big are they[edit]

Those hangars are damn big, so I'm surprised not to find any idea of the dimensions in the article. Surely well documented somewhere.--Mrs Wibble-Wobble (talk) 19:23, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Height is 170 metres - surprised at that - they seem higher. I have inserted into infobox with citation. Four sites agreed on height - BBC one claims that they are 197 metres high, so this has the potential to go a bit controversial. No parameters fit length and width. Regards.The joy of all things (talk) 20:27, 22 July 2016 (UTC)