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RAF Little Staughton
RAF Staughton Moor
USAAF Station 127

Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Disused WW2 runway. - geograph.org.uk - 171189.jpg
Disused WW2 runway
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator United States Army Air Forces
Royal Air Force
United States Air Force
Location Little Staughton, Bedfordshire
Built 1941 (1941)
In use 1942-1947 (1947)
Elevation AMSL 207 ft / 63 m
Coordinates 52°14′40″N 000°21′42″W / 52.24444°N 0.36167°W / 52.24444; -0.36167Coordinates: 52°14′40″N 000°21′42″W / 52.24444°N 0.36167°W / 52.24444; -0.36167
Map
Cambridgeshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Little Staughton
Location in Cambridgeshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Little Staughton or more simply RAF Little Staughton is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south of Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire and 4.2 miles (6.8 km) west of St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England.

Station historyEdit

The airfield was first handed over to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in 1942.[1]

  • 1st Bomb Wing USAAF.[1]
    • 2nd Advanced Air Depot USAAF.[1]

RAF Little Staughton was returned to the Royal Air Force (RAF) on 1 March 1944.[1]

The airfield was placed into care and maintenance in 1945 and during the 1950s the United States Air Force extended the runway for use for Jet aircraft in emergency circumstances however in the late 1950s they moved out.[1]

See alsoEdit

Current useEdit

The site is mainly for farming with the hangars used for various uses.[2]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 


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