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2011 (© Tristan Wells, MIRA)
RAF Nuneaton airfield
Airfield Today:
MIRA - Motor Industry Research Assosciation
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Satellite and OTU Satellite Stations 13726/41
04/45, Visual Control Room built on the control tower roof, 05/86, VCR was removed and rebuilt on the tower at Duxford.
Tower:
In use
Other Buildings:
MIRA test track control building
History:
07/02/43 to 27/03/43, Satellite airfield for Bramcote, used by No. 18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit.
25/06/43 to 21/11/45, Airfield transferred to RAF Transport Command and used by No.105 Operational Training Unit with Vickers Wellington and Douglas Dakota aircraft.
10/08/43, Renamed No.1381 (Transport) Conversion Unit, moved to Desborough.
03/44 to 06/44, Used by the Air Echelon of 250th Field Artillery, U.S. Army, with the Piper L-4 Cub, 'Grasshopper'.
30/11/45 to 11/48, Airfield placed on care and maintenance.
10/48 to present, Used as a vehicle proving ground by
MIRA.
RAF Nuneaton airfield
2011 (© Tristan Wells, MIRA)
RAF Nuneaton airfield
Airfield use:
No.18 O.T.U., RAF Bomber Command
No.105 OTU, No.1381 (T)CU, RAF Transport Command
Opened:
07/02/1943
Closed:
09/1946
Code:
NU
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
1x - T2
County:
Leicestershire
Location:
4-1/2 miles NE of Nuneaton
OS Ref:
SP375963
©:
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RAF Nuneaton - Lindley airfield
2011 (© Tristan Wells, MIRA)
RAF Nuneaton airfield - MIRA test track
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