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1982 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Leavesden airfield
Airfield Today:
Housing, Leavesden Studios Ltd
Tower Type:
1940 Art Deco style two storey and post-war multi storey control towers
Tower:
Both towers survive in 2011
Other Buildings:
Hangars used by film studios
History:
1940 to 1946, King George V playing fields (Mile Field) purchased by the Government in 1940 for the construction of two large factories and final assembly hangars. These were leased to London Aircraft Productions (LAP) building Halifax bombers and Second Aircraft Group (SAG) which was part of de Havilland at Hatfield building Mosquitoes.
1946 to , Airfield used by de Havilland for civil aircraft servicing and repair, later called the DH Engine Company, and later owned by Hawker Siddeley then Rolls Royce for jet engine manufacture.
Airfield closed 1994.
RAF Leavesden airfield
1982 (© Paul Francis)
Leavesden airfield - de Havilland - Rolls Royce
Airfield:
Aircraft/engine manufacturers, RAF flight training, civil airfield, film studios
Opened:
/1940
Closed:
31/03/1994
Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass then 2x concrete
Hangars:
Many
County:
Hertfordshire
Location:
West of Leavesden
OS Ref:
TL095002
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
Leavesden airfield - de Havilland - Rolls Royce
19?? (© via Neil )
Leavesden airfield - de Havilland - Rolls Royce
1940s (© via Neil )
Leavesden airfield - de Havilland - Rolls Royce
1982 (© Paul Francis)
Leavesden airfield - de Havilland - Rolls Royce
2011 (© via Steve Ward)
Leavesden airfield - de Havilland - Rolls Royce
RAF Leavesden airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2011
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