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R-100 (© Steve Bond)
RAF Cardington airfield
Airfield Today:
Brownfield site for housing, industry, agriculture
Tower Type:
Mooring Mast, built 1926
Tower:
Mast dismantled and melted down 1943, derelict buildings remain (1999)
Other Buildings:
Airship hangars and works, Shortstown
History:
Station History
RAF Cardington airfield
1969 (© Steve Bond)
1999 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Cardington airfield
Airfield:
Royal Airship Works, Training Command, Balloon Command, RAF Station.
Opened:
/1917
Closed:
04/2000
ID Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
N/A
Hangars:
2
County:
Bedfordshire
Location:
3 miles SE of Bedford
OS Ref:
TL085470
Links:
©:
Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Cardington airfield
Entrance to Main Offices
Pillbox by roadside
Main Offices, Workshops behind
Canteen 1999 (© Robert Truman)
'The Crescent' Shortstown Garden Village, opposite Main Offices
RAF Cardington airfield
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