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RAF Witchford
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Witchford, Cambridgeshire
Built 1942
In use 1943-1946
Elevation AMSL 46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 52°22′52″N 000°13′51″E / 52.38111°N 0.23083°E / 52.38111; 0.23083Coordinates: 52°22′52″N 000°13′51″E / 52.38111°N 0.23083°E / 52.38111; 0.23083
Map
Cambridgeshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Witchford
Location in Cambridgeshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 0 0 Asphalt
10/28 0 0 Asphalt
16/34 0 0 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Witchford or RAF Witchford is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south west of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England and 13 miles (21 km) north of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

HistoryEdit

A total of 99 bombers despatched on operations from Witchford were lost, 8 being Stirlings and 91 Lancasters.[5]

Current useEdit

The site is now used for farming.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Jefford 1988, p. 57.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jefford 1988, p. 67.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 95.
  4. "Witchford". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/witchford. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Bomber Command - Witchford". Royal Air Force. http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/s50.html. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6 CITEREFJefford1988. 

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