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Coordinates: 51°49′26″N 01°30′56″W / 51.82389°N 1.51556°W / 51.82389; -1.51556

RAF Akeman Street
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Minster Lovell
Coordinates 51°49′26″N 001°30′56″W / 51.82389°N 1.51556°W / 51.82389; -1.51556
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RAF Akeman Street is a former Royal Air Force station located north east of Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire. It was named after the Roman road which crosses the airfield.

The airfield was a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for RAF Brize Norton, with building starting in 1939 and opening on 10 July 1940. Active flying stopped on 15 August 1945, and the site was closed on 1 February 1947.

Based unitsEdit

Units that used the airfield were 2 SFTS (Service Flying Training School) Brize Norton (with Oxford aircraft) and then No 6 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit based at RAF Little Rissington between 1942 and 1945.

A German bombing raid on Brize Norton on 16 August 1940 forced the Advanced Training Squadron to move to Akeman Street.

Current useEdit

Little of the 10 Blister hangars and single large Bellman hangar remain today.


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