RAF Ash (formerly RAF Sandwich)) was an RAF underground control centre and radar station situated near the village of Woodnesborough, Kent, England.
RAF Sandwich was originally a Ground Controlled Interception (GCI) site situated in Ash Road, Sandwich, however after the Second World War the area was chosen for one of a chain of a ROTOR air defence radar stations and the site was re-located to an underground bunker at Ash, 1.5 miles to the south west in Marshborough Road, Ash, the new site being renamed RAF Ash.
RAF Ash was closed and the site sold in 1998.
Memories of RAF Sandwich
(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
RAF Sandwich in 1949
Written by Arthur Allwright
Arrived at RAF Sandwich July, 1949 and was demobbed 30th Sept 1950. The station was not operational until mid 1950. I'm now (2008), writing a book about my National Service.