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1 Ansty airfield from a RAF aerial photo of 1949. 2 In 1935 Sir John Siddeley, head of the Armstrong Siddeley Company, set up a flying school at this site. 3 The ...
Ansty Airfield ; its extent and history based on an aerial photographs and on documentary evidence.
Ryton Plant, Former Peugeot Factory, Ryton-on-Dunmore
1 The factory (known as the Ryton Plant) is wedged between the A45 (on the northeast) and the A423 (on the southwest) in Warwickshire, England. The southeast of the grounds ...
The fomer Peugeot car plant in Ryton on Dunsmore is situated between the A45 (on the northeast) and the A423 (on the southwest).
Anti Tank Barrier
1 A line of concrete cylinders, to the north-east of the farm, is likely to be the remains of WWII anti – tank barriers.
A line of concrete cylinders which are the remains of a Second World War tank trap or an aircraft obstruction. The cylinders are situated 400m west of Arley.
Aircraft hangar, near New Farm, Kineton
1 An aircraft hangar surviving near New Farm, Kineton, in use in during the 1930s. Structurally sound, the hangar has a steel frame with 2 bays giving a ...
An aircraft hangar built in the 1930s and made by Boulton & Paul Ltd of Norwich. It has a steel frame with brick interior walls. There are two bays and four sliding doors. It is situated 1km north east of Kineton.
Airfield, near New Farm, Kineton
1 An airfield in use in the 1930s near New Farm, Kineton. The airfield was used by Lord Willougby de Brook as a private landing ground and also for ...
An airfield which was in use during the 1930s for private landings and aerial displays. It is featured in the 1938 edition of 'The AA's Register of Landing Grounds'. It is situated 1km north east of Kineton.
RAF Gaydon (WW2 Airfield)
1 A three runway bomber airfield opened June 1942 as a satellite to RAF Chipping Warden but soon transferred to RAF Wellesbourne Mountford. Major facilities included: two 1400 yard (1.28Km) ...
RAF Gaydon was a Second World War bomber airfield. It opened in 1942 as a satellite airfield to RAF Chipping Warden and later to RAF Wellesbourne Mountford. It is located 1.5km north of Chadshunt church.
1 A municipal airfield developed before 1939 with the support of “Armstrong Whitey” who built their new works (MWA 8095) adjacent the airfield. The first paved runway was not built ...
Baginton Airfield was built before 1939. It continued to be used as a municipal airfield after the Second World War. It is situated to the west of Bubbenhall.
RAF Church Lawford
1 Church Lawford was principally used as a training base for instructors. 2 Oblique air photo showing an unusual runway layout. 3 Pill boxes at airfield: two type 22 at SP45 72 ...
RAF Church Lawford, a Second World War airfield that was used for training instructors. The airfield was situated to the east of Dunsmore Heath.
RAF Long Marston
1 Built on 426 acres, the runways were mostly of tarmac laid over ash and yellowstone. The original buildings included two large hangers and one smaller. Large areas of steel ...
A Second World War RAF airfield. It was in use up to 1944 and intermittently thereafter until the late 1960s. It is situated 1km north east of Long Marston.
Leamington Spa (Bishops Tachbrook) Airfield
1 A private airfield, or landing ground, opened and managed by a Major J E Bonniksen after WW1. Known locally as Bonniksen’s Airfield, it continued as a private airfield until ...
Leamington Spa Airfield, a private airfield which was constructed after the First World War. It was located to the east of Harbury Lane.
Extension to Leamington Spa Aircraft Park
1 ‘Three fields were brought into one to provide the space indicated on the AA sketch map and a fourth will soon be usable because the flagged ditches in the ...
Leamington Spa Airfield was extended by combining three fields into one area during the 20th Century.
RAF Leamington Spa
1 Bonniksen’s Airfield (MWA 8092, MWA 8093) was taken over by the RAF during WWII and extended NE to the railway, and SE. Apparently the landing area was so close ...
RAF Leamington Spa. During the Second World War Leamington Spa Airfield was taken over by the RAF and extended. The site was located to the east of Harbury Lane.
Armstrong Whitley's new factory
1 The first Armstrong Whitley Aircraft Factory was at Whitley, Coventry. At sometime before WW2 the original factory and associated airfield were found to be too small and a new ...
Documentary and aerial photograph evidence suggest that this as the the site of Armstrong Whitley's new factory where aircraft were manufactured before the Second World War. It was located to the east of Coventry Airport.
1 An airfield opened in June 1940 and intended as a dispersal site for bombers. Was principally used for the training of Polish air crews, but was later used by ...
RAF Bramcote, an airfield dating to the Second World War. The runways were subsequently taken up. The airfield was situated 1km west of Wolvey.
1 Opened as a satellite airfield to Church Lawford in 1943. Although having 40 dispersal pads, this airfield never reached its intended capacity. For a time was used to train ...
The site of RAF Snitterfield, a Second World War airfield. It was used to train Belgian air crews and closed in 1946. The airfield site is located east of Bearley.
1 A grass relief landing ground for RAF Church Lawford opened Dec 1941. The minimal facilities included 4 blister hangers, 6 Laing huts, 2 Nissen huts and a fuel compound. 2 ...
The site of the Second World War RAF Warwick airfield which was located in fields north of Longbridge, Warwick. It opened in 1941 as a grass relief landing ground for RAF Church Lawford. Aerial photographs show the positions of the hangars and huts.
1 A grass relief landing ground for RAF Church Lawford opened in 1940. The minimal facilities included 4 blister hangers (one each at the E and W perimeters) and the ...
The site of RAF Southam, an airfield which was opened in 1940, during the Second World War as part of the defence of Britain. There were 37 buildings associated with the airfield which closed to flying in 1944. It was situated to the south east of Southam.
1 A WW2 Airfield subsequently modified to be a base for night fighters. Mostly sold in 1961. The domestic quarters survived in 1989, but parts of the runways had been ...
The site of RAF Honiley, a Second World War airfield. Some of the airfield buildings still remain but large areas of the runway have been dismantled. The airfield site is located 1km north west of Honiley.
RAF Wellesbourne Mountford
1 A three runway bomber airfield with Drem II approach lighting and 39 dispersal pads, built 1940/1. Major remains and features include:- 4 type T2 hangers about SP2654; 1 type ...
RAF Wellesbourne Mountford airfield was opened around 1940. After the Second World War, from 1945 to 1947 it was used by gliders and then the Air Training School used it until its closure in 1967. It is located west of Wellesbourne.
RAF Wellesbourne Mountford - Wireless Telegraph site
1 The wireless telegraph (WT) station for RAF Wellesbourne Mountford. Principally used for communications with aircraft by morse code. 2 Airfield plan – not to scale.
The site of a wireless telegraph station. It was used by Wellesbourne Mountford airfield for communication with aircraft using morse code during the Second World War. It is located 300m west of Red Hill Wood.
RAF Atherstone on Stour
1 A three runway bomber airfield, with extra facilities for use by fighter aircraft, opened 12 July 1941. From July 1941 to Sept 1942 was a satellite to RAF Wellesbourne ...
RAF Atherstone on Stour, a Second World War bomber airfield with three runways. It opened in 1941 and closed in 1945. The airfield was situated to the north east of Atherstone on Stour.
Hanger at RAF Atherstone on Stour
1 A type T1 hanger for aircraft parking and repair. From a distance appears in good condition. 2 Vertical AP of airfield. 3 Airfield plan of 1942.
The site of an aircraft hangar, where aeroplanes were parked and repaired during the Second World War. The hangar was located within the Atherstone on Stour airfield, to the north east of Atherstone on Stour.
Control tower, RAF Atherstone on Stour
1 Originally a three storey brick building with a ‘look out’ principally used to control aircraft. Originally part of a range of other buildings, the control tower now stands by ...
A control tower associated with the Second World War airfield north east of Atherstone on Stour. The control tower was a three-storey brick building which is still largely standing.
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