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2003 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Pershore airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, Ministry of Defence.
2001
, One of several airfields used for the burial of millions of animals killed during the foot and mouth disease outbreak.
2002, The 'Time Team' TV series uncovered the site of an Iron Age village under the airfield.
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Tower Type:
Watch Office with Met section 518/40, postwar VCR added 5871c/55
Tower:
Derelict
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
06/1934 to /1939, Worcestershire Flying School with Tiger Moths, closed soon after the start of WW2 when the airfield was requisitioned.
Opened 02/1941 the airfield was attacked by the Luftwaffe three times.
04/41 to 03/44, No. 23 OTU training Canadian aircrews with Wellingtons.
03/44 to /48, No. 1 Ferry Unit collecting and delivering all type of aircraft.
/48 to /53, No. 10 Advanced Flying School with Airspeed Oxfords.
/57 to /78, Royal Radar Establishment Flying Unit testing many different radar test-bed aircraft.
RAF Pershore airfield
2003 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Pershore airfield
Airfield:
Operational Training Unit, Transport
Opened:
06/1934
Closed:
/1978
ID Code:
PR
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x -concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - J Type, 4x - T2
County:
Worcestershire
Location:
8 miles SE of Worcester
OS Ref:
SO975495
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Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Pershore airfield
Main gate and guardroom 2003 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Pershore airfield
2008 (© Mark Edwards)
RAF Pershore - Throckmorton airfield
airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003
- Pershore - updated 12/02/2015 -