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2003 (© JC)
RAF Bramcote - RN HMS Gamecock - airfield control tower
Airfield Today:
Bramcote barracks, Royal Corps of Signals, M69 motorway built over main runway
Tower Type:
Watch Office with Met Section 2328/39 (concrete)
Tower:
Officers Mess, Royal Corps of Signals
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
06/1940 to 03/1943, No.18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit moved here from Hucknall with Vickers Wellingtons, moved to Finningly.
02/1942 to 02/1943, Bitteswell and Nuneaton used as satellite airfields.
07/1940 to 08/1940, No. 300 and 301 Squadrons
formed here with Fairey Battles, moved to Swinderby.
08/1940 to 12/1940,
No. 304 and 305 Squadrons formed here with Fairey Battles then Vickers Wellingtons, moved to Syerston.
04/1943 to 10/1945, No.105 (Transport) OTU, No.44 Group, Transport Command with Wellingtons then 05/1945, Dakotas.
11/1944 to 07/45, Bitteswell used as a satellite. 08/1945, Renamed 1381 (T) Conversion Unit, moved to Desborough.
/1941 to 05/1946, No.1513 BAT Flight with Oxfords. 07/1946 to 11/1946, 1510 BAT Flight with Oxfords.
11/1946 to /1959, Transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Gamecock and used by 1833 (RNVR) Squadron with Seafires.
Airfield then closed and used by the Army as Bramcote Barracks.
RAF Bramcote - RN HMS Gamecock - airfield control tower
2003 (© Peter J. Hill)
1988 (© Jonathan Hipkins)
RAF Bramcote - RN HMS Gamecock - airfield control tower
Airfield:
Bomber OTU, Transport OTU, Royal Navy
Opened:
06/1940
Closed:
/1959
Code:
RT
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - Steel matting
Hangars:
5x - C Type
County:
Warwickshire
Location:
4 miles SE of Nuneaton
OS Ref:
SP406883
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Bramcote - RN HMS Gamecock - airfield control tower
2003 (© Peter J. Hill)
RAF Bramcote airfield control tower
1980 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Bramcote airfield control tower
RAF Bramcote RN HMS Gamecock airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2006
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