Panshanger
(Holywell Hyde)
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(© Fred Cubberley)
RAF Panshanger airfield
Airfield Today:
Panshanger airfield, housing
Tower Type:
Type and date of building not known
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Used pre-war as a landing ground known as Holywell Hyde by No. 1 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School Tiger Moths from Hatfield.
/40 to 05/41, Used as a decoy airfield for the de Havilland factory at Hatfield with the construction of dummy hangars.
06/41 to 03/53,
No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School from Hatfield using the airfield as a relief landing ground training pilots. 09/42, No. 1 EFTS moved here permanently.
09/43, Airfield renamed RAF Panshanger.
05/47,
No. 1 EFTS renamed No. 1 Reserve Flying School, 04/50, re-equipped with DH Chipmunks.
RAF Panshanger airfield
1987 (© Brian Perryman)
RAF Panshanger
Airfield:
Flying Training, ERFTS, EFTS, RFS
Opened:
/1941
Closed:
/1953
Code:
PG
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
4x - Grass
Hangars:
7x - Blisters
County:
Hertfordshire
Location:
2-1/2 miles W of Hertford
OS Ref:
TL278128
©:
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