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2014 (© Julian Temple)
Kemble airfield
Airfield Today:
Civil aviation
Tower Type:
1. Original control tower type not known
2. Vertical Split Control type 2548c/55
Tower:
1. Not known
2. Still used for air traffic control
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
06/38 to , No. 5 Maintenance Unit for aircraft storage and maintenance. 01/45 to /46, became part of 47 Group, Transport Command.
/67 to /83, Red Arrows based here, moved to Scampton.
1983 to 1992, Support Center Europe, USAFE Logistics Command, a forward storage site.
05/92 to 1995, Army.
1995 to 2001, Ministry of Defence.
2001 to present, private aviation.
RAF Kemble airfield
1980s (© Glen Moreman)
RAF Kemble airfield
Airfield:
Aircraft maintenance and storage
Opened:
22/6/1938
Closed:
Military airfield closed 1993, now civilian flying
ID Code:
KM
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
grass then 2 concrete and tarmac 1942
Hangars:
1- C Type, 2- Blister, 2- T2, 2- E Type, 4- Lamella, 4- Super Robin, 4- D Type, 8- Robin
County:
Gloucestershire
Location:
4 miles SW of Cirencester
OS Ref:
ST960965
Links:
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All photos copyright © as stated
RAF Kemble airfield
1980s (© Paul Francis)
2002 (© Mike Dews)
2002 (© Gary Wright)
RAF Kemble airfield
RAF Kemble USAF airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003
- Kemble - updated 16/12/2014 -