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2007 (© John Shaw)
RAF Leicester East airfield
Airfield Today:
Leicestershire Aero Club
Tower Type:
Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41 with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
In use by Leicestershire Aero Club, now with extensions above and below original front balcony
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
11/43 to 01/44, 196 Squadron Stirlings from Witchford, moved to Tarrant Rushton.
01/44 to 03/44, 190 Squadron reformed here with Stirlings.
12/43 to , 620 Squadron Short Stirlings from Chedburgh.
05/44 to 10/45, 107 (Transport) Operational Training Unit formed here with Dakotas, 03/45 renamed No. 1333 Transport Support Conversion Unit, moved to Syerston.
Airfield then on care and maintenance until closure 31/12/47.
Leicester East airfield
1985 (© Rick Garside)
2007 (© John Shaw)
RAF Leicester East airfield
Airfield:
Transport OTU, TSCU
Opened:
10/1943
Closed:
31/12/1947
Code:
LE
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
4x - T2
County:
Leicestershire
Location:
4 miles SE of Leicester
OS Ref:
SK656015
©:
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Leicester East airfield
2007 (© John Shaw)
RAF Leicester East airfield
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