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de Havilland Hornets in front of Church Fenton's first control tower 1948 (© Ron Barber)
RAF Church Fenton airfield
Airfield Today:
No 9 Air Experience Flight, Air Training Corps with Firefly and Tutor aircraft
Tower Type:
1. Pre war Watch Office with Tower (Fort Type) 1959/34 (brick)
2. Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations
Tower:
1. Demolished
2. In use by RAF for air traffic control
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Station history
RAF Church Fenton airfield


Church Fenton's first Watch Office, a 'fort type' 1959/34
(© Adrian Morris)
Fairey Swordfish LS326 taxiying past Church Fenton's second control tower
1979 (© Geoffrey Dixon)
RAF Church Fenton airfield
Airfield:
Operational Fighter
Opened:
06/1937
Closed:
N/A
ID Code:
CF
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - Bellman, 1x - T2, 2x - C Type, 10x - Blister
County:
Yorkshire
Location:
4 miles SE of Tadcaster
OS Ref:
SE531378
Links:
©:
All photos © copyright as stated
RAF Church Fenton airfield
(© Paul Francis)
Church Fenton airshow 1985 (© Mike Dews)
RAF Church Fenton airfield
RAF Church Fenton airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Church Fenton -