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1999
Twinwood Farm Airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41
Tower:
Preserved, being restored by new owner Dave Wooding
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
The Station from which Glenn Miller made his last flight 15/12/1944.
In use as landing ground for Oxfords of Cranfields SFTS to 8/41. Opened 9/4/42 to 51 OTU training Night Fighter crews on Blenheims and Beaufighters.
Post-war was planned to be linked to Thurleigh as a research establishment.
Glenn Miller article from the Daily Express 13/2/1992 and Twinwood tower in 1999
Twinwood Farm Photopages
RAF Station
Airfield:
Operational Training Unit
Opened:
1941
Closed:
14/6/1945
ID Code:
TF
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3 concrete, wood and rubber chippings
Hangars:
6 Blister
County:
Bedfordshire
Location:
4 miles N of Bedford
OS Ref:
TL035550
ATB Plans:
Yes, 10/1944 After The Battle
Links
Book: Glenn Miller in Britain Then and Now, Chris Way, After The Battle
Glenn Miller Websites:
1999
2002 (© Mark Brotherton)
airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002