RAF Stanmore Park

Royal Air Force Stanmore Park or more simply RAF Stanmore Park is a former Royal Air Force station in Stanmore, Middlesex (now the London Borough of Harrow).

RAF Stanmore Park
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Located within Stanmore, Middlesex in England
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RAF Stanmore Park in 1945
Coordinates51°36′51″N 0°19′03″W / 51.614167°N 0.3175°W / 51.614167; -0.3175Coordinates: 51°36′51″N 0°19′03″W / 51.614167°N 0.3175°W / 51.614167; -0.3175
TypeDisestablished Military Administration Headquarters (Non Flying)
Site information
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
Controlled byRAF Fighter Command
RAF Balloon Command
ConditionNow converted to private housing. One former RAF building is retained by No. 2236 (Air Cadets) Squadron
Site history
Built1938
In use1939–1997
Battles/warsBattle of Britain July - October 1940
Air Offensive, Europe 1942–1945
Cold War 1946–1991
Garrison information
GarrisonNo. 11 Group RAF

HistoryEdit

The unit was opened in 1939 and closed in 1997. In 1939 RAF Balloon Command was established at Stanmore Park. The unit was built on the grounds of Stanmore Hall that was purchased by the Air Ministry in 1938 and the hall was demolished during the station development programme.[1]

RAF Stanmore Park formed part of No 11 Group, which was originally at RAF Uxbridge and then transferred to nearby RAF Bentley Priory until its closure. The station closed in April 1997,[2] with housing built on much of the site. One building was retained for the use of 2236 Air Training Corps The building currently in use is the converted / extended NAAFI building which was between the Married Quarters and Junior Ranks Mess. The Community Centre now houses Army Youth Services, Nursery School, a Mums and Tots group and 2236 ATC Sqn. A number of activities now take place at the centre when not in use by these organisations.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stanmore Hall
  2. ^ "MoD to sell RAF base for housing". Hillingdon Times. 17 January 1998. Retrieved 11 July 2011.

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