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2002 (© Robert Truman)
Calveley airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industrial estate
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office for Fighter Satellite Stations 17658/40
2. Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, medium windows to 343/43
Tower:
1. Demolished
2. Derelict
Other Buildings:
Many on industrial estate, Calveley is now the most complete World War 2 airfield in Cheshire and the only one with a surviving Watch Office.
History:
14/03/42 to 5/43, RLG for Tern Hill with No 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit with Miles Masters.
05/43 to 01/02/44, No 17 (P) AFU moved here from Watton and Bodney.
Sqn disbanded here. Satellite Station was now Wrexham.
31/01/44 to 21/06/45, No 11 (P) AFU moved here with Oxfords from Shawbury.
Later equipped with Masters then Ansons, Harvards and Hurricanes.
Sqn disbanded here.
21/06/45 to 10/45, Station became 5 ACHU (Aircrew Holding Unit).
22/10/45 to 05/46, 22 Service Flying Training School formed here with Harvards, moved to Ouston.
RAF Calveley airfield
2002 (© Robert Truman)
Calveley Photopage
RAF Station
Airfield:
Flying Training
Opened:
14/3/1942
Closed:
10/1946
ID Code:
KY
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
3x - T1, 7x - Blister
County:
Cheshire
Location:
4 miles NW of Nantwich
OS Ref:
SJ595575
Links:
Calveley airfield - more photographs
©:
All photos copyright © Robert Truman 2002
RAF Calveley airfield
Buildings behind the Control Tower, left to right: 63 Latrine, 62 Fire Tender Shelter,
61 Floodlight Trailer & Tractor Shed, 59 Instructional & Operations Room
RAF Calveley airfield
2014 (© Joy Greenwood)
RAF Calveley airfield
RAF Calveley airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 -
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