|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Part of||No. 12 Group RAF|
|Commanders||Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory|
RAF Watnall was the Operational Headquarters of No. 12 Group, Fighter Command utilizing the early radar based 'Chain Home' system.
It opened in 1940 and closed in 1961.
The land adjacent to the filter block is now the Nottingham Weather Centre. The original filter block was sold by auction in 2008 and was the subject of a narcotics raid and since has now been resold with planning permission to develop and is now undergoing reconstruction as a bed & breakfast hotel
RAF units and aircraftEdit
|No. 12 Group||1940-1946||Part of Fighter Command|
|No. 81 (Training) Group||1952-1952||Controlled Fighter Command training units|
- Sturtivant, Ray (2007). RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912. Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-365-X.
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