Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: RAF Membury, RAF Ibsley, Duxford Aerodrome, RAF Aldermaston, RAF Wattisham, RAF Little Walden, RAFMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 40. Chapters: RAF Membury, RAF Ibsley, Duxford Aerodrome, RAF Aldermaston, RAF Wattisham, RAF Little Walden, RAF Honington, RAF Horsham St Faith, RAF Ashford, RAF Raydon, RAF Halesworth, RAF Nuthampstead, RAF Debden, RAF Leiston, RAF Martlesham Heath, RAF Atcham, RAF Kings Cliffe, RAF Wormingford, RAF Kirton in Lindsey, RAF Goxhill, RAF Bodney, RAF East Wretham, RAF Steeple Morden, RAF Fowlmere, RAF Bottisham, Chichester/Goodwood Airport. Excerpt: RAF Station Membury is a former World War II airfield built in the civil parish of Lambourn in Berkshire, England.
The airfield is located approximately 4.6 miles (7.4 km) mi north-northwest of Hungerford, at the Membury services stop of the M4 motorway- about 60 miles (97 km) miles west-southwest of London. The airfield also lies immediately next to the iron age hillfort of Membury Camp. Opened in 1942, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force. During the war it was used by several combat units with varying missions.
It was also a major supply and maintenance depot. After the war, it was a private airport until the construction of the M4 motorway in the 1960s when it was closed. Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property with the former technical site now being an industrial estate (Membury Business Park).
Membury airfield was scheduled for construction for RAF operational training use. The major construction work was done in the spring and summer of 1942 to enable Membury to be ready for use that autumn. The airfield was built to the Class A airfield standard, the main feature of which was a set of three converging runways each containing a concrete runway for takeoffs and landings, optimally placed at 60 degree angles to each other in a triangular pattern.
It consisted of three runways of 4,554 ft (22/04), 3,430 ft (17/35), and 3...