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1973 Peter J Broom)
RAF Tatenhill airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office for Bomber Stations and OTU Satellites 13726/41, small front windows to 15683/41
2. Modern replacement VCR built onto hangar
Tower:
1. Demolished
2. In use
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
/41 to 10/42, Satellite to No. 27 Operational Training Unit at Lichfield flying Wellingtons on night bomber training flights.
07/42 to 04/43, No. 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit, Flying Training Command with Oxfords. Moved to Grove.
05/43 to 01/44, No. 5 (P) AFU with Masters training in navigation and night flying.
02/44 to 01/45, No. 21 (P) AFU with Oxfords, moved to Seighford.
27/11/44, RAF Fauld, a large underground bomb store 3 miles to the north exploded accidently. The resulting crater is said to be the largest man-made explosion in Britain. No. 21 MU who were based at Fauld moved to Tatenhill 01/45.
45 to 47, RAF School of Explosives here. Airfield sold in the 1950s.
RAF Tatenhill airfield
1980 David J. Smith)
1980s via Paul Francis)
1979 Harry Holmes)
RAF Tatenhill
Airfield:
OTU, flying training
Opened:
/1941
Closed:
/1947
ID Code:
VL
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
1x - T2, 2x - Blister
County:
Staffordshire
Location:
5 miles W of Burton-on-Trent
OS Ref:
SK158241
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RAF Tatenhill
The replacement control tower (© via Paul Francis)
RAF Tatenhill airfield
2004 Nick Williamson)
RAF Tatenhill
2007 DJ Akerman)
RAF Tatenhill airfield
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