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List Of Former Royal Air Force Stations
This LIST OF FORMER RAF
RAF
STATIONS is a list of all stations , airfields and administrative headquarters previously used by the Royal Air Force . The stations are listed under any former county or country name which was appropriate for the duration of operation. Stations initially took their station name from the nearest railway station or halt to the airfield, e.g., RAF Abingdon from Abingdon railway station . It has also been stated that RAF
RAF
stations took their name from the parish in which the station headquarters was located (e.g., Binbrook has never had a railway station.) This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it
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Northumberland
NORTHUMBERLAND (/nɔːrˈθʌmbərlənd/ locally /nɔːˈθʊmbələnd/ ) (abbreviated NORTHD) is a county in North East England
England
. The northernmost county of England, it borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham
County Durham
and Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear
to the south and the Scottish Borders
Scottish Borders
to the north. To the east is the North Sea
North Sea
coastline with a 64-mile (103 km) long distance path. The county town is Alnwick
Alnwick
, although the county council is in Morpeth . The county of Northumberland
Northumberland
included Newcastle upon Tyne until 1400, when the city became a county of itself
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HMP Castington
HM PRISON CASTINGTON was a male juvenile's prison and Young Offenders Institution , located in the village of Acklington in Northumberland , England . The prison was operated by Her Majesty\'s Prison Service . In 2011 the facility was merged into the newly named HM Prison Northumberland . Castington Prison was the most northerly Young Offenders Institution in England, and was built on the site of the former RAF Acklington airfield. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 The prison until October 2011 * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYCastington Prison was subject to a hostage crisis in 1997 when a prison officer was held hostage by two inmates for nineteen hours. At least two small fires were lit at the prison by inmates during the disturbance. Castington was involved in more controversy in 2001 when the Prison Reform Trust named it as the most violent detention centre in England
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RAF Aldergrove
JOINT HELICOPTER COMMAND FLYING STATION ALDERGROVE or more simply JHFS ALDERGROVE is a Joint Helicopter Command flying station located 4.4 miles (7.1 km) south of Antrim , Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
and 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Belfast
Belfast
. The flying station adjoins Belfast International Airport , sometimes referred to simply as Aldergrove which is the name of the surrounding area. The station shared the Aldergrove runways but had its own separate facilities and helipad. The site was formerly RAF ALDERGROVE a Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station which was in operation between 1918 and 2009
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Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND (Irish : Tuaisceart Éireann ( listen ); Ulster-Scots : Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the north-east of the island of Ireland
Ireland
, variously described as a country, province or region. Northern Ireland
Ireland
shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. In 2011 , its population was 1,810,863, and down by 1.2 percentage points over the year, similar to the UK figure of 6.2%. 58.2% of those unemployed had been unemployed for over a year. Prominent artists and sportspeople from Northern Ireland
Ireland
include Van Morrison , Rory McIlroy , Joey Dunlop , Wayne McCullough and George Best
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West Riding Of Yorkshire
The WEST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, England
England
. From 1889 to 1974 the administrative county , COUNTY OF YORK, WEST RIDING (abbreviated: "COUNTY OF YORK (W.R.)") (the area under the control of West Riding County Council), was based closely on the historic boundaries. The lieutenancy at that time included the City of York
York
and as such was named WEST RIDING OF THE COUNTY OF YORK AND THE COUNTY OF THE CITY OF YORK
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Dalton Barracks
DALTON BARRACKS is a military installation near Abingdon in Oxfordshire . HISTORYThe barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF Abingdon airbase, in 1992: they were named after James Dalton VC , a former member of the Army Commissary Corps , a predecessor of the Royal Logistic Corps . The barracks were initially occupied by 3 and 4 Close Support Regiments of the Royal Corps of Transport (now 3 and 4 Logistic Support Regiments of the Royal Logistic Corps). Since 2006 they have also been occupied by 12 Logistic Support Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps. In March 2013 the Ministry of Defence announced that 12 Logistic Support Regiment would be disbanded with the loss of 400 jobs on the site. In November 2016 the Ministry of Defence announced that the site would close completely in 2029. REFERENCES * ^ "Regiments 1 to 10". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014. * ^ "Regiments 11 to 20". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014
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RAF Abingdon
ROYAL AIR FORCE ABINGDON or more simply RAF ABINGDON was a Royal Air Force station near Abingdon , Oxfordshire . It is now known as Dalton Barracks and is used by the Royal Logistic Corps . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Second World War * 1.2 1945–60 * 1.3 1961–92 * 1.4 Squadrons * 1.5 Units * 2 Accidents and incidents * 3 References * 3.1 Citations * 3.2 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORYThe airfield was opened in 1932, initially as a training station for RAF Bomber Command . SECOND WORLD WARNo. 10 Operational Training Unit RAF was based at the airfield throughout the Second World War and until 1946. From 1940 to 1942, Abingdon's station commander was Herbert Massey . 1945–60After the Second World War RAF Abingdon became part of RAF Transport Command , and also became the home of No. 1 Parachute Training School which is now stationed at RAF Brize Norton
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Oxfordshire
OXFORDSHIRE (/ˈɒksfərdʃər/ or /-ʃɪər/ ; often abbreviated Oxon from Oxonium, the Latin name of the city and county of Oxford) is a county in England
England
. It is in the South East England
England
region and borders Warwickshire (to the north/north-west), Northamptonshire (to the north/north-east), Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
(to the east), Berkshire
Berkshire
(to the south), Wiltshire
Wiltshire
(to the south-west) and Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
(to the west). The county has major education and tourist industries and is noted for the concentration of performance motorsport companies and facilities
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List Of Royal Air Force Stations
This LIST OF RAF STATIONS is a list of all current Royal Air Force stations , airfields , and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force . Also included are airfields operated by the Ministry of Defence but no longer considered as RAF stations, MOD air weapons ranges and stations operated by the US Visiting Forces. CONTENTS* 1 RAF stations and MOD airfields in the UK * 1.1 Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) * 1.2 Ministry of Defence (MOD) * 2 RAF stations operated by the United States
United States
Visiting Forces * 3 MOD air weapons ranges * 4 RAF stations and locations overseas * 4.1 Permanent Joint Operating Bases * 4.2 Semi-permanent operations * 5 Map of stations within the UK * 6 See also * 7 References * 7.1 Citations * 7.2 Bibliography * 8 External links RAF STATIONS AND MOD AIRFIELDS IN THE UKROYAL AIR FORCE (RAF) Airbus A-330 Voyager at RAF Brize Norton
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County Antrim
COUNTY ANTRIM (named after the town of Antrim , from Irish : Aontroim, meaning "lone ridge", ) ) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh
, the county covers an area of 3,046 square kilometres (1,176 sq mi) and has a population of about 618,000. County Antrim
County Antrim
has a population density of 203 people per square kilometre or 526 people per square mile. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland , as well as part of the historic province of Ulster
Ulster

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Berkshire
BERKSHIRE (/ˈbɑːrkʃər/ or /ˈbɑːrkʃɪər/ , abbreviated BERKS, in the 17th century sometimes spelled BARKESHIRE as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England
England
, west of London. It was recognised by the Queen as the ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
, and letters patent were issued in 1974. Berkshire
Berkshire
is a county of historic origin and is a home county , a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council. Berkshire County Council was the main county governance from 1889 to 1998 except for the separately administered County Borough of Reading . In 1974, significant alterations were made to the county's administrative boundaries although the traditional boundaries of Berkshire
Berkshire
were not changed
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RAF Anderby Creek
ANDERBY CREEK is a hamlet in Lincolnshire , England; part of the parish of Anderby . It is on the North Sea coast, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of Chapel St Leonards . It is in the civil parish of Anderby . One of the more unusual tourist attractions on the Lincolnshire coast is the Cloud Bar at Anderby Creek. This, the world's first official cloud spotting area' was the work of Manchester artist Michael Trainor. During World War II RAF Anderby Creek was home to the first battle training school of the Royal Air Force Regiment . there was also a searchlight battery. There is archaeological evidence of a medieval harbour on the original creek, before it was canalised. REFERENCES * ^ "Andbery Creek web site". Retrieved 2013-03-25. * ^ "The Cloud Bar". Cloud Appreciation Society. Retrieved 2013-03-25. * ^ "Places to visit: The cloud bar". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-03-25. * ^ "Bathing beauties: The cloud bar"
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Lincolnshire
Coordinates : 53°4′N 0°11′W / 53.067°N 0.183°W / 53.067; -0.183 LINCOLNSHIRE County Flag Motto : Land and God Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
in England
England
SOVEREIGN STATE
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Anderby Creek
ANDERBY CREEK is a hamlet in Lincolnshire , England; part of the parish of Anderby . It is on the North Sea coast, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of Chapel St Leonards . It is in the civil parish of Anderby . One of the more unusual tourist attractions on the Lincolnshire coast is the Cloud Bar at Anderby Creek. This, the world's first official cloud spotting area' was the work of Manchester artist Michael Trainor. During World War II RAF Anderby Creek was home to the first battle training school of the Royal Air Force Regiment . there was also a searchlight battery. There is archaeological evidence of a medieval harbour on the original creek, before it was canalised. REFERENCES * ^ "Andbery Creek web site". Retrieved 2013-03-25. * ^ "The Cloud Bar". Cloud Appreciation Society. Retrieved 2013-03-25. * ^ "Places to visit: The cloud bar". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-03-25. * ^ "Bathing beauties: The cloud bar"
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Essex
ESSEX /ˈɛsɪks/ is a county in the East of England
England
immediately north-east of London
London
and is one of the home counties . It borders the counties of Suffolk
Suffolk
and Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
to the north, Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
to the west, Kent
Kent
across the estuary of the River Thames to the south and London
London
to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford , which is the only city in the county. Essex
Essex
occupies the eastern part of the former Kingdom of Essex , which subsequently united with the other Anglian and Saxon
Saxon
kingdoms to make England
England
a single nation state
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