RAF Abbots Bromley

RAF Abbots Bromley is a former Royal Air Force Relief Landing Ground (RLG)[1] located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) north-west of the village of Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. The airfield opened during 1940 and closed on 31 March 1949[2] being the satellite of RAF Burnaston.[3]

RAF Abbots Bromley
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
Near Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire in England
Derelict former guardroom at the site of RAF Abbots Bromley in 2006.
The now derelict former guardroom at the site of RAF Abbots Bromley in 2006.
RAF Abbots Bromley is located in Staffordshire
RAF Abbots Bromley
RAF Abbots Bromley
Location in Staffordshire
Coordinates52°49′31″N 001°53′29″W / 52.82528°N 1.89139°W / 52.82528; -1.89139Coordinates: 52°49′31″N 001°53′29″W / 52.82528°N 1.89139°W / 52.82528; -1.89139
TypeRelief landing ground
Site information
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
ConditionClosed
Site history
Built1940 (1940)
In use1940–1949 (1949)
FateReturned to agricultural use, small number of buildings remain.
Airfield information
Elevation125 metres (410 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
- 594 metres (1,949 ft) Grass
- 594 metres (1,949 ft) Grass

Based unitsEdit

The following units were here at some point:[2]

The airfield was also used after the Second World War for storing ammunition.[4]

Current useEdit

There is currently not much of the original site left partly because of the fact it had grass runways[2] and partly due to the period of time elapsed however a guard house and a single Robin hangar remain[4] with part of the site becoming a chicken farm.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Airfields". The Wartime Memories Project. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "RAF Abbots Bromley". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "RAF Abbots Bromley". The Wartime Memories Project. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b "UK Airfields". Bones Aviation Page. Retrieved 1 May 2012.

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