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RAF Poulton
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Poulton, Cheshire, England
Elevation AMSL 49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 53°07′46″N 002°53′42″W / 53.12944°N 2.895°W / 53.12944; -2.895Coordinates: 53°07′46″N 002°53′42″W / 53.12944°N 2.895°W / 53.12944; -2.895
Map
Cheshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Poulton
Location in Cheshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 5,904 1,800 Concrete
06/24 4,086 1,245 Concrete
14/32 4,114 1,254 Concrete

RAF Poulton is a former Royal Air Force station located near Poulton, Cheshire and was operational from 1 March 1943 until 1945. It was used as an Operational Training Unit (OTU) and Tactical Exercise Unit (TEU) for Hawker Hurricanes.

HistoryEdit

It was part of 12 Group and was used as a satellite of RAF Hawarden. It had 8 Blister and 1 Bessonneau hangars.[1]

Based units and aircraftEdit

  • OTU using Hawker Hurricanes
  • TEU using Hawker Hurricane

Current useEdit

Part of the site remains in use as a private airfield. [2]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Ferguson 2008, pp. 125–128.
  2. Jones 2008, p. 00.

BibliographyEdit

External linksEdit

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