| RAF Southam|
|DH-82A Tiger Moth|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||280 ft / 85 m|
RAF Southam was a Royal Air Force relief landing ground (RLG) located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) east of Southam, Warwickshire, England and 7.3 miles (11.7 km) south east of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.
No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School (9 EFTS) using Tiger Moths. The School was mainly based at RAF Ansty but Southam was used as a satellite station and operated from 3 September 1939 until 31 March 1944.
No.18 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (18(P)AFU) flew Airspeed Oxfords and Boulton Paul Defiants mostly from RAF Church Lawford but also from other sites including RAF Hockley Heath and Southam. The unit operated from 27 October 1942 until 29 May 1945.
Accidents and incidentsEdit
|14 July 1941||Tiger Moth T6236 of 9 EFTS crashed after overshooting.|||
|15 July 1943||Vickers Wellington HF812 of No. 22 Operational Training Unit RAF crash landed with a failed engine.|||
There is now a housing estate on the site of the airfield, know as the Flying Fields.
- ↑ "Airfields". Wartime Memories Project. http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/airfields/index.php. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Military flying units in the south west Midlands". Aviation Archaeology. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/flying_units.htm.. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- ↑ "RAF Southam". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/southam. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- ↑ "Aviation Archaeology - crashes in the south-west midlands during 1941". Aviation Archaeology. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1941.htm. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- ↑ "Aviation Archaeology - crashes in the south-west midlands during 1943". Aviation Archaeology. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1943.htm. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
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