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1989 (© Martyn Chorlton)
RAF Bruntingthorpe airfield
Airfield Today:
Used for industry and runways/perimiter track used as vehicle test track
Tower Type:
1. Watch office for All Commands 12779/41 with small windows to 15371/41
2. Postwar U.S.A.F. control tower
Tower:
1. In use
2. Demolished
Other Buildings:
Many of the original wartime buildings remain in use including hangars, runways, perimeter track
History:
11/42, Opened to No. 29 Operational Training Unit with Wellingtons of No 92 Group as a satellite to North Luffenham.
Used for a short time in 1945 by Frank Whittle's Power Jets company testing early Meteor jet fighters.
Base on Care and Maintenance from 1945 until January 1957 when it was transferred to USAF Command as a satellite to USAF at Alconbury. New 3,400 yard runway built. In January 1959 the 3912 Combat Support Group and SAC 100th Bomb Wing moved in with B-47s. In August 1959 the 19th Tactical Recce Sqn (10th TRW) moved in with RB-66Bs.
Finally closed when the USAF left in 1962.
RAF Bruntingthorpe airfield
The post-war USAF control tower
1960
(© Jack Joyce)
RAF Bruntingthorpe airfield
Airfield:
Training, OTU Bomber Command
Opened:
11/1942
Closed:
09/1962
Code:
BP
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete/tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 1x - T2
County:
Leicestershire
Location:
10 miles S of Leicester
OS Ref:
SP595885
Links:
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Photographs and artwork copyright © as stated
RAF Bruntingthorpe airfield
Hawker Sea Hawk
Victor B.2 XM715 'Teasin Tina'


Stanton pre-cast sectional air raid shelter
Ex-BAe Super Guppy
EE Lightning XR728 'JS'
DH Comet 4c XS235
2001 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Bruntingthorpe airfield
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