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RAF Worcester
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Worcester
Elevation AMSL 96 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 52°12′59″N 002°12′14″W / 52.21639°N 2.20389°W / 52.21639; -2.20389
Map
Worcestershire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Worcester
Location in Worcestershire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 2,955 900 Grass

RAF Worcester was an Royal Air Force relief landing ground (RLG) which was located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north east of Worcester city centre, Worcestershire, England and 4.4 miles (7.1 km) south west of Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.

Based unitsEdit

No.2 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) flying Tiger Moths were based at Worcester between 27 October 1940 and 9 July 1945.[1]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

5 June 1940 Bristol Blenheim L1232 of No.5 Operational Training Unit overshot at night and hit a house.[2]

17 October 1941 Tiger Moth T5856 of 2 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) crashed when landing.[3]

15 July 1942 Miles Magister R1956 of No.6 Flying Instructors School (FIS) hit a gunpost on take-off.[4]

16 May 1943 Airspeed Oxford R9983 of No.15 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit crashed on take off.[5]

The airfield todayEdit

The airfield has been turned into Perdiswell Park and Ravenmeadow Golf Course.

ReferencesEdit

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