WW2 Airfields of Oxfordshire - Shellingford
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Views of the last remaining Over-Hangars
Airfield buildings
The Watch Offices
Dispersed accommodation in Stanford-in-the-Vale

Points of Interest:

Originally a practice landing ground to relieve Watchfield, it opened for night flying on Sep 25 1941.

Main usere were 3 EFTS with some 56 Tiger Moths.

Communal Site estalished for all ranks at nearby Stanford-in-the -Vale.

Army pilots trained here as glider pilots from 1943.

Royal Netherlands Air Force pilots train here in 1946.

Unit closed on 31st Mar 1948, as RAF is gradually wound down. However, it is later used by the the American Air Force in the 1950's

USAF 7568 Material Squadron provide radar maintenance for the 32nd Brigade whose job it was to provide air defence for all the USAF SAC bases in the UK.

Shellingford closed to the USAF in early 1957 with the unit moving to Denham Studio's (!) as the 7500 Air Base Group.

Main Entrance and Guardroom area
Storage Building
Fire Tender Shed
 
General Views
 
Misc. Airfield Buildings
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