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1936 (© via Steve Ward)
RAF Fairoaks airfield control tower
Airfield Today:
2017: Fairoaks Airport but due to be closed for and redeveloped for housing in 2018
Tower Type:
Pre-war civil airfield control tower
Tower:
In use
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
1931-6, Used as a civil aerodrome, also known as Dolley's Farm.
10/1937 to 05/1947, Airfield rebuilt with more hangars and buildings and opened as No. 18 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School with DH Tiger Moths run by Universal Flying Services.
09/1939, Combined with No. 19 E&RFTS from Gatwick and renamed Elementary Flying Training School.
05/1947 to 07/1953, Renamed No. 18 Reserve Flying School with DH Chipmunks and Avro Ansons, airfield sold in 1967.
RAF Fairoaks airfield control tower
2004 (© David Perry)
RAF Fairoaks airfield control tower
Airfield:
EFTS
Opened:
/1937
Closed:
/1967
Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass
Hangars:
15+ - types not known
County:
Surrey
Location:
2 miles W of Woking
OS Ref:
TQ005623
©:
Photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Fairoaks airfield
RAF Fairoaks airfield 1931-67
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