Talk:RAF Christchurch

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Rename as Christchurch airfield ?[edit]

The airfield was in use from 1926 to 1966 but i think was only under the control of the RAF for 3 years so it would be better to rename article.--Penbat (talk) 20:57, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

infobox confused[edit]

it is basically just about the runway built for the US--Penbat (talk) 21:55, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Bournemouth Airport?[edit]

I am not sure I have understood what this article is about. It states that in 1935 the airfield became known as Bournemouth Airport. I don't think Christchurch / Somerford airfield was ever called Bournemouth Airport. There was however an RAF station at Hurn that later became Bournemouth Airport. See http://www.bournemouthairport.com/bohweb.nsf/Content/OurHistory. Have two articles become combined here?--Ykraps (talk) 15:22, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

It could be factually wrong and isnt supported by a citation. Gimme a day or two for me to check a few booklets i have on the subject. The real Bournemouth Airport RAF Hurn apparently only came into existence in 1940.--Penbat (talk) 15:34, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
1941, according to the link above. I'm going to leave off editing the page until we know where we are going with it.--Ykraps (talk) 16:05, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Yes 1941. Just looked at "Christchurch Airfield" by Allen White. It doesnt explicitly say that Xchurch Airfield was ever called Bmouth Airport but does show an authentic commercial timetable for 1935 in which "Christchurch Airfield" is identified as destination "Bournemouth". Obviously it is commercially better to make out that it is Bournemouth to get more business. So yes it was represented as "Bournemouth" in 1935.--Penbat (talk) 16:15, 13 September 2010 (UTC)