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RAF Fauld

Ensign of the Royal Air Force

Located near Hanbury in Staffordshire
Type Bomb Store
Coordinates Latitude: 52.8471
Longitude: -1.7306
Built 1939 (1939)
In use Royal Air Force 1939-1966
United States Army 1967-1973
Ministry of Defence
Open to
the public
Controlled by Royal Air Force
Battles/wars Second World War

RAF Fauld was a Royal Air Force underground munitions storage depot located 2.0 miles (3.2 km) south west of Tutbury, Staffordshire and 10.44 miles (16.80 km) north east of Rugeley, Staffordshire, England.


The site was controlled by No. 21 Maintenance Unit RAF which stored munitions underground.

The ExplosionEdit

At 11:11am on Monday 27 November 1944 a explosion destroyed a large part of site and resulted in the deaths of 75 people.

Post 1944Edit

The depot was used until 1966 when the site was closed however in late 1966 when France withdrew from NATO's integrated military structure the site was briefly used between 1967 and 1973.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. Reed, John, (1977). "Largest Wartime Explosions: 21 Maintenance Unit, RAF Fauld, Staff. November 27, 1944", After the Battle, 18, Pp 35 - 40. ISSN 0306-154X.

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