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RAF Edgehill airfield was completed in 1941.

No. 21 Operational Training Unit (OTU) was based at the airfield operating Vickers Wellingtons, Miles Martinets and Hawker Hurricanes also No.12 OTU were based at the airfield as well.[1]

The airfield was also used for the flight testing of the Gloster E28/39 in 1942 after it had made its maiden flights at RAF Cranwell.[1]

After the war it became a storage depot. After a brief period as a Flying Training School, it finally closed as an RAF station in 1953.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

Date Incident Reference
4 October 1941 Vickers Wellington R1146 of 21 OTU flew into trees near Edgehill. [2]
22 May 1942 Avro Anson N9565 of 3 AOS hit HT wires near Edgehill [3]
29 January 1943 Wellington HF650 of 22 OTU stalled and crashed at Edgehill [4]
7 June 1944 A C-47 Dakota (possibly 43-15048) of 49 TCS, 313 TCG crashed on approach [5]


The Story of RAF Edgehill, by Eric G. Kaye, The Self-Publishing Association Ltd., 1990 ISBN 1-85421-079-3

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