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RAF Thame airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, private airfield, gliding, industry
Tower Type:
Not known
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
CTF Aviation founded here in 1938 and a propeller factory was built in 1939.
01/41 to 08/42, Glider Training Squadron moved here from Ringway, becoming No.1 Glider Training School 12/41. Moved to Croughton.
Glider Instructors School then formed here, moving to Shobdon 1943.
/43 to 06/45, Air Transport Auxiliary pilot training school moved here from White Waltham and Barton-in-the-Clay, staying until the wars end. No.5 Ferry Pool also based here.
03/45 to 04/46, used by Overseas Packing Unit and 3rd Reception Centre.
Post-war Chartair founded here in 1946, buying the airfield in 1947 and setting up Airtech for aircraft maintenance. Halifaxes and Dakotas were converted for civil use, Airtech remaining here until the 1990s.
RAF Thame airfield
 
1941
1942
RAF Thame airfield
Airfield:
Airborne Forces Training
Opened:
01/01/1941
Closed:
30/04/1946
ID Code:
??
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass
Hangars:
4x -
County:
Buckinghamshire
Location:
6 miles W of Aylesbury
OS Ref:
SP755090
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Copyright: all black & white photographs © Peter Chamberlain, colour © Paul Francis
RAF Thame airfield - Haddenham
1942 Hotspur Gliders
1948 Halifaxes awaiting freighter conversion by Airtech

1998
RAF Thame airfield
RAF Thame control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Haddenham - Thame -