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WW2 Airfields of Oxfordshire - Barford St John


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Various airfield roads
Local views
The only remaining hangar
Entrance Points
Views over the Airfield
Dispersal pans

Points of Interest:

Airfield activated in mid-1941 as RLG for Oxfords from 15 SFTS Kidlington.

Bombed by enemy aircraft on 24 Aug 1941. Six bombs dropped, but minimal disturbance caused.

Airfield undergoes extensive redevelopment and opens under Bomber Command on 15 Dec 1942 as Satellite to Upper Heyford.

Wellington III's of 16 OTU and Mustang 1's of No's 4 & 169 Sqns use airfield initially.

May 1943 sees the airfield being used as flight test centre for Gloster F.9/40 (basis for Meteor).

Jet flying continues alongside 16 OTU training programmee.

Dec 1944 - arrival of Mosquito's and 1655 Mosquito Training Unit preparing airrcrew for 8 Group.

16 OTU moves to Cottesmore in March 1946, Barford ceases to be active airfield

Views of the main runways
A rainbow over the transmitter station Signboard showing who holds tenure. View over the fields towards the transmitter station
Photo's taken during the early 70's (Stephen Knipstein)
Flight Simulator over RAF Barford St John
MS Flight Sim over Barford St John
Kingston Bagpuize