Unit History: RAF Hooton Park
Hooton Park, on the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, is an airfield originally built for the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 as a training aerodrome for pilots in World War I. During the early/mid 1930s, it was one of the two airfields (with Liverpool Speke) handling scheduled services for the Merseyside region. Hooton Park was home to No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron and, post WW2, to No. 611 (West Lancashire) and No. 663 (AOP) Squadron.
The aerodrome closed in 1957 after the disbandment of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, but the three pairs of Belfast Truss hangars, erected in 1917, survived the closure