Unit History: RAF Laarbruch
After closing in 1999 the airfield found a new civilian lease of life as the budget airline airport Flughafen Niederrhein (Lower Rhine Airport), now known as Airport Weeze after the nearest large village. Civil operations began in May 2003.
Memories of RAF Laarbruch
(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
raf laarbruch block 46 in 1977
Written by keith kempA place to live full of regtiment personll and wrafs on the odd occasion one day you would be in the shower s then a female voice from the next shower would be asking to borrow your shampoo happy days
RAF Laarbruch in 1961
Written by David Colin BarnesI was posted from RAF Sundern inJune 61 to Aug 62 I was employed in Station Workshop, as a blacksmith/welder until I had an accident repairing an afterburner to a Javelin fighter plane. I was very friendly with the MT personnel especially with a Cpl Murry. The station at that time was housing 3 Squadrons ,2 javelins and one camber in 1975 I was again posted to Laarbruch,but this time as a Sgt personnel administrator. The same 3 Squadrons were still there .
RAF Laarbruch, in 1980
Written by mel timmsI REMEMBER MY GREAT FRIEND GORDON MURRAY ( NO LONGER WITH US )DEFACING THE ENTIRE BARRACK BLOCK IN DARK GREEN PAINT WITH THE WORDS " AT 2.30 PM A SINGLEY BITES THE DUST " FOR RUSS HALLAM ’S WEDDING AND MAN DID HE GET IT FROM THE S.W.O ON MONDAY MORNING
RAF Laarbruch, 31 Sqdn in 1956
Written by Keith HarperI took part in the ceremonial Parade to mark the presentation of the queens colours to 31 Sqdn.
RAF Laarbruch, in 1965
Written by peter(pete)toddgreat time at woodhall spa often think about the people we met but lost touch with
had a faboulus time there met great people in laarbruch