Moreton Valence
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(© Fred Cubberley)
RAF Moreton Valence airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry, M5 motorway
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with modified front windows 343/43
Tower:
Used as offices
Other Buildings:
Very few
History:
/11/1939 to /1941, Opened as RAF Haresfield landing ground with Avro Ansons from the No. 6 Air Observers Navigation School at Staverton. Airfield then closed while it was rebuilt and upgraded.
/09/1941 to /12/1944, Reopened as RAF Moreton Valence and part of 6 AONS moved here, renamed No. 6 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit /06/1943.
/10/1943 to /07/1962, Gloster flight test factory opened, test flying Meteors (and a Bell Airacomet in 1943) and post-war, Javelins.
/12/1944 to /12/1945, No. 3 (Pilot)
Advanced Flying Unit with Oxfords.
RAF Moreton Valence airfield
2006 (© Colin Beckett)
RAF Moreton Valence airfield
Airfield:
Flying Training, Gloster factory
Opened:
/11/1939
Closed:
/07/1962
Code:
MV
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass then 3 concrete
Hangars:
RAF: 1x - A1, 8x - Blister, Gloster: 1x - B1, 4x - B2
County:
Gloucestershire
Location:
6 miles SE of Gloucester
OS Ref:
SO796100
©:
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RAF Moreton Valence airfield
2006 (© Colin Beckett)
2006 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Moreton Valence airfield
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