RAF Rhoose

Royal Air Force Rhoose or more simply RAF Rhoose is a former Royal Air Force (RAF) satellite airfield located near Rhoose, a few miles west of Cardiff, Wales.

RAF Rhoose
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan in Wales
RAF Rhoose is located in Vale of Glamorgan
RAF Rhoose
RAF Rhoose
Shown within the Vale of Glamorgan
Coordinates51°23′48″N 003°20′36″W / 51.39667°N 3.34333°W / 51.39667; -3.34333Coordinates: 51°23′48″N 003°20′36″W / 51.39667°N 3.34333°W / 51.39667; -3.34333
TypeRoyal Air Force station
Site information
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
Site history
Built1942 (1942)
In use1942-1946 (1946)
Airfield information
Elevation67 metres (220 ft) AMSL

HistoryEdit

It opened on 7 April 1942 as an RAF training base for Supermarine Spitfire pilots.

No. 53 Operational Training Unit Llandow was the parent station, and Rhoose was a satellite landing ground.

Other units included:[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rhoose (Cardiff) (Glamorgan) (Wales)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)