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(© Fred Cubberley)
RAF Barford St John airfield
Airfield Today:
Not known
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Stations and OTU's 13726/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
06/41 to /41, Relief Landing Ground with grass runways used by Airspeed Oxfords of No.15 Service Flying Training School from Kidlington.
Airfield then closed and rebuilt.
12/42 to
03/46, Now satellite to Upper Heyford, No.16 Operational Training Unit with Wellingtons until 12/44. No.1655 Mosquito Training Unit replaced the Wellingtons and unit renamed 16 OTU 01/45, moved to Cottesmore.
In 1943 also used as flight test centre for the Gloster E.28/39 Whittle/ Pioneer and F.9/40 Meteor jets from Brockworth. Airfield closed in 1946.
Post-war used by the USAF as the Transmitter Annex.
RAF Barford St John
1979 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Barford St John airfield
Airfield:
RLG, OTU
Opened:
06/1941
Closed:
/1946
Code:
BJ
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass then 3x - tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 1x - T2
County:
Oxfordshire
Location:
4 miles SE of Banbury
OS Ref:
SP442341
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Barford St John
RAF Barford St. John airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2007
- Barford St John - updated 17/12/2014 -