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Date unknown (© MoD copyright 2007, RAF Henlow, via Andrew Whiteside)
RAF Henlow airfield
Airfield Today:
RAF Station
Tower Type:
1. Original building not known
2. Unique, constructed from Hawker Hurricane wooden spares crates during WW2
3. Single storey Portakabin
Tower:
1. Demolished
2. Demolished March 2006, Brooklands Museum attempted to rescue the building for preservation but unfortunately this proved impossible
3. Operational in 2005
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
First openend 05/1918 as No. 5 Eastern Area Aircraft Depot. Used by many RAF technical training units into the 21st Century. No. 13 Maintenance Unit here for many years and during WW2 specialised in assembling Canadian built Hawker Hurricanes.
RAF Henlow airfield
Date unknown (© MoD copyright 2007, RAF Henlow, via Andrew Whiteside)
RAF Henlow airfield
Airfield:
Technical training, 13 MU
Opened:
10/05/18
Closed:
N/A
ID Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass, 3x steel mat
Hangars:
1x - T2, 6x - GS, 6x - Bellman, 7x - Blister,
County:
Bedfordshire
Location:
5 miles N of Hitchin
OS Ref:
TL165370
Links:
©:
photographs and artwork © copyright as stated
RAF Henlow
1990 (© Tony Fewell via John Nicholls)
RAF Henlow airfield
The replacement 'tower', Portacabins with extra windows in the upper storey 2005 (© Phil Byrom)
RAF Henlow airfield
RAF Henlow control tower and airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 Henlow -