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Cessna 152 G-BSFP outside Air Traffic Control on the post-war airfield
1995
(© Barry H. Abraham via Paul Francis)
RAF Sibson airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture (present airfield - Peterborough Sibson - is to NW of original WW2 site)
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Stations and OTU's 13726/41
Tower:
Demolished - anyone have a photograph?
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
07/1940 to 01/1941, First used as Peterboroughs Relief Landing Ground training Naval pilots with Audaxes and Harts. Site bombed 08/1940.
01/1941 to 06/1941, Oxfords of No. 14 Service Flying Training School.
01/1941 to 01/1942, Oxfords and Tutors of No. 2 Central Flying School from Church Lawford.
07/1941 to 06/1942, Tiger Moths of 17 and 25 EFTS here.
08/1942 to 08/1944, No. 7 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit Miles Masters on day and night flying, moved to Sutton Bridge.
/1945 to 10/1946, Airfield on Care and Maintenance until final closure.
RAF Sibson airfield
Hangar on the original airfield site 2001 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Sibson airfield
Airfield:
Flying Training
Opened:
07/1940
Closed:
01/10/1946
Code:
SI
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass
Hangars:
1x - double Blister, 3x - single Blister, 2x - T1 (one shown above)
County:
Leicestershire
Location:
6 miles SW of Peterborough
OS Ref:
TL095966
©:
Photographs copyright as stated
RAF Sibson airfield
Air traffic control for the post-war airfield can be seen in the hangar on the left
2001 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Sibson airfield
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RAF Sibson control tower airfield www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001
- RAF Sibson airfield - updated 04/02/2017 -