RAF Leicester East
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|RAF Leicester East
|IATA: none – ICAO: EGBG|
|Airport type||was Military, now Public|
|Owner||was Ministry of Defence, now Leicestershire Aero Club Limited|
|Operator||was Royal Air Force, now Leicestershire Aero Club|
|Location||Stoughton, Leicestershire, England|
|Elevation AMSL||469 ft / 143 m|
|Sources: UK AIP at NATS|
Royal Air Force Station Leicester East, more commonly known as RAF Leicester East, (ICAO: EGBG), was a Royal Air Force airbase, near the village of Stoughton, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east southeast of Leicester,Leicestershire. It was constructed in 1942, and formally opened in October 1943.
In March 1945 all operational military aircraft left Leicester East, and the airfield was placed on Care and Maintenance until its closure on 31 December 1947.
Squadrons and aircraft
Today, the former RAF Leicester East is now known as Leicester Airport, and was previously known as Stoughton Aerodrome.
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