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Unit History: RAF Church Lawford

RAF Church Lawford
Location: 3 miles SW of Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Runways: 3 concrete, tarmac
Hangars: 1x - 2 bay ARS, 6x - Bellman, 10x - Blister
 
Usage
1941 to 1945, No. 2 Central Flying School from Cranwell with Avro Tutors and Airspeed Oxfords, also used Sibson and Southam, later Warwick and Snitterfield.
 
1942, Renamed No. 1 Flying Instructors School and  as No. 18 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit, moved to Snitterfield in 1945 and disbanded in same year.
 
1942 to 1945, No. 1533 Blind Approach Training Flight formed here.
 
1945 to 1948, No. 20 Service Flying Training School formed here with Harvards using Bitteswell and Snitterfield as an RLG, 07/47, renamed No. 2 Flying Training School, moved to South Cerney.
 
1950 - ? RAF Church Lawford was also home to 388 Mobile Signals Unit the unit was detached from RAF Bomber Command at RAF Gaydon.


Added on 26/11/2009

RAF Church Lawford was also home to 388 Mobile Signals Unit in the 1950s it was detached from RAF Bomber Command at RAF Gaydon

Memories of RAF Church Lawford

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

raf church lawford in 1950

Written by irene bird

my dad was w/o len harvey and was stationed at raf church lawford from 1950 to 1955, ican remember living in prefabs.and then returning back to germany. all that is left of the camp now is about two hangers the rifle range, and the gym, which had its lovely parquet floor stolen not to many years ago. the hangers are now used to pack car parts, and the airfield is a sand and gravel pit.
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Active From: 1941 - 1955

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