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RAF Amarda Road
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Rasgovindpur, Orissa, India
Elevation AMSL 130 ft / 43 m
Coordinates 21°48′18″N 087°02′49″E / 21.805°N 87.04694°E / 21.805; 87.04694Coordinates: 21°48′18″N 087°02′49″E / 21.805°N 87.04694°E / 21.805; 87.04694
Map
India location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
Amarda Road
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 6,000 1,830 Concrete
17/35 6,670 2,032 Concrete

RAF Amarda Road is a former wartime Royal Air Force airfield located near Rasgovindpur village in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa, India.

The airfield was built in the 1940s at a cost of Rs 3 crore, on 600 acres and was eventually abandoned after the war. The airfield was used by No. 136 Squadron RAF,[1] No. 177 Squadron RAF[2] and No. 607 Squadron RAF. The 'Air Fighting Training Unit', formed in February 1943, was also based here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jacobs, Vivian K. The Woodpecker Story. Durham, UK: The Pentland Press Ltd., 1994. ISBN 1-85821-235-9. 1994, p. 156.
  2. C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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