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Date unknown (© MoD copyright 2007, RAF Henlow, via Andrew Whiteside)
RAF Henlow airfield
Airfield Today:
RAF Station, 616 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, RAF Henlow Aero Club, Henlow Flying Club
Tower Type:
1. Original building not known
2. Unique, constructed from Hawker Hurricane wooden spares crates during WW2 (date of build nit known)
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:

05/1918 Opened 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 and repairing damaged Hurricanes.

1969, Airfield used during filming of 'The Battle of Britain', see also Duxford.

RAF Henlow airfield
Date unknown (© MoD copyright 2007, RAF Henlow, via Andrew Whiteside)
RAF Henlow airfield
Airfield:
Technical training, 13 MU, 616 CGC, flying clubs
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
Henlow Watch Office from the film 'The Battle of Britain' 1969 (© via Steve Ward)
The 'South Downs Flying Club' in 'The Battle of Britain' 1969 (© via Steve Ward)
RAF Henlow airfield
1990 (© Tony Fewell via John Nicholls)
RAF Henlow airfield
The replacement 'tower' - Portacabins with extra windows in the upper storey, shown just before demolition of the old tower 2005 (© Phil Byrom)
RAF Henlow airfield
RAF Henlow control tower and airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman
- 2003 Henlow - updated 22/12/2015 -