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2002 (© Paul Quine)
RAF Jurby airfield, Isle of Man
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41
Tower:
In use
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
09/39 to 02/44, No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School with Battle, Blenheim and Wallace aircraft. 07/41, Renamed No 5 Air Observer School, with Anson, Henley and Hampdens. 307 Sqn Defiants here autumn 1940.
01/41 to 03/42, 258, 302 and 312 Sqns with Hurricanes.
08/41 to 03/42, 457 Sqn with Spitfires, these were also detached to Andreas.
02/44 to 09/46, Air Navigation and Bombing School with Ansons and Wellingtons. 5/45, Renamed No 5 Air Navigation School, moved to Topcliffe.
09/46 to 10/47, No 11 Air Gunnery School from Andreas. Airfield then on care and maintenance.
04/50 to 07/53, No 1 Initial Training School.
09/53 to 09/63, Officer Cadet Training Unit from Millom.
02/64 to /72, After RAF closure used as a diversion airfield for Ronaldsway.
RAF Jurby airfield, Isle of Man
2003 (© David Radcliffe)
RAF Jurby airfield, Isle of Man
Airfield:
Flying Training
Opened:
09/39
Closed:
/72
ID Code:
JY
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
2x - tarmac
Hangars:
1x - F, 2x -VR, 4x - Bellman, 19x - Blister
County:
Isle of Man
Location:
6 miles NW of Ramsey
OS Ref:
SC361983
Links:
The other wartime airfields of the Isle of Man: Andreas, Ronaldsway
©:
Photographs © copyright as stated
Jurby airfield, Isle of Man
2003 (© Keith Greenland)
2000 (© Chris Corkish)
RAF Jurby airfield, Isle of Man
Isle of Man - Jurby airfield +control tower : www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003