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RAF Madley
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Madley
Coordinates 52°01′55″N 002°50′56″W / 52.03194°N 2.84889°W / 52.03194; -2.84889
Map
Herefordshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Madley
Location in Herefordshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Concrete
00/00 0 0 Concrete
00/00 0 0 Concrete

RAF Madley was an RAF airfield situated in Herefordshire, England.

The site opened as a training centre for aircrew and ground wireless operators on 27 August 1941. In 1943, the grass airfield was reinforced with Sommerfeld Tracking and the centre's population rose to about 5,000. The site was visited in 1944 prior to D-Day by US General George S. Patton, and later by Rudolf Hess (who had been held prisoner near Abergavenny) on his way to the Nuremberg Trials in 1946.

Units posted hereEdit

Current useEdit

Today only a few hangars remain, and Madley Communications Centre now occupies part of the site.[1]

MadleySateliteEarthStation(PhilipHalling)Apr2006

Madley Communications Centre earth satellite tracking station

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hilary White (1992). "SMR record 12530 - Airfield, Madley". Historic Herefordshire Online. http://www.smr.herefordshire.gov.uk/hsmr/db.php?smr_no=12530. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 

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