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RAF Desford
RFC Peckleton.[1]
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Airport type Royal Air Force station
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Location Peckleton, Leicestershire
Built 1916 (1916)
In use 1916-1946 (1946)
Elevation AMSL 387 ft / 118 m
Coordinates 52°36′40″N 001°17′28″W / 52.61111°N 1.29111°W / 52.61111; -1.29111Coordinates: 52°36′40″N 001°17′28″W / 52.61111°N 1.29111°W / 52.61111; -1.29111
Leicestershire UK location map
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RAF Desford
Location in Leicestershire
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Royal Air Force Station Desford or RAF Desford is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.0 mile (1.6 km) south of Desford, Leicestershire and 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south west of Leicester, Leicestershire, England.


Current useEdit

The site is currently used by Caterpillar Inc. as a 1.8 million square foot logistics depot.[3]

See alsoEdit




  • Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA ,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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