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RAF Manorbier
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Manorbier, Pembrokeshire
Built 1932 (1932)
In use 1933-1946 (1946)
Elevation AMSL 171 ft / 52 m
Coordinates 51°38′45″N 004°47′00″W / 51.64583°N 4.7833333°W / 51.64583; -4.7833333Coordinates: 51°38′45″N 004°47′00″W / 51.64583°N 4.7833333°W / 51.64583; -4.7833333
Map
Pembrokeshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Manorbier
Location in Pembrokeshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

RAF Manorbier was a Royal Air Force airfield in World War II. It was operational from 1933, closing on 1 September 1946. The airfield was located near the village of Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

HistoryEdit

It was under the control of 11 Group and 70 Group, RAF Fighter Command.

One unit resident was the Pilotless Aircraft Unit (PAU) (5 May 1942 – 15 March 1946) which modified aircraft for unmanned operation and another was No 1 AACU 'Y' Flight.[1]

Current useEdit

Nearby, and in current use as of 2008, is the Royal Artillery Range Manorbier (aka Air Defence Range Manorbier).

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Manorbier". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/manorbier. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

External linksEdit


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