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Bottisham

Major
Also known as: Bottisham Aerodrome / RAF Bottisham / USAAF Station 374
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Farmland / Museum
Date: May 1940 - 1 May 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later metal/unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Army aviation / Fighter / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Bottisham Airfield Museum
  • Bottisham Parish Council
  • Crystal Structures Ltd
  • Holy Trinity Church, Bottisham
  • Little Wilbraham & Six Mile Bottom Parish Council
  • Stow-cum-Quy Parish Council

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • The Wilbrahams, Great Wilbraham, Little Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Sqn

  • No 4 Sqn

  • No 4 (Supplementary) FIS

  • No 22 EFTS

  • No 168 Sqn

  • No 169 Sqn

  • No 241 Sqn

  • No 268 Sqn

  • 361st FG

  • No 613 Sqn

  • No 652 Sqn

  • No 2761 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • RAF (Belgian) Training School

001Taxiway at the north east corner of the airfield. Looking west from Little Wilbraham Road - 16 August 2009.png

Taxiway at the north east corner of the airfield, looking west from Little Wilbraham Road, 16 August 2009. © Richard Flagg

002Main Entrance - 25 April 2010.png

Main entrance at Bottisham, 25 April 2010. © Richard Flagg

003Runway 08:26. Looking east from Little Wilbraham Road - 25 April 2010.png

Runway 08:26, looking east from Little Wilbraham Road, 25 April 2010. © Richard Flagg

004Runway 08:26. Looking west from Little Wilbraham Road - 25 April 2010.png

Runway 08:26, looking west from Little Wilbraham Road, 25 April 2010. © Richard Flagg

005Squadron Offices 2 - 25 April 2010.png

Squadron Offices at Bottisham, 25 April 2010. © Richard Flagg

006Combined Dining Room, Institute, Sergeants Mess & Ante Room - 29 March 2014.png

Combined Dining Room, Institute, Sergeants' Mess and Ante Room at Bottisham, 29 March 2014. © Richard Flagg

007Squash Racquets Court - 29 March 2014.png

Squash Court at Bottisham, 29 March 2014. © Richard Flagg

008Squadron Offices - 25 October 2015.png

Squadron Offices at Bottisham, 25 October 2015. © Richard Flagg

009Aerial View of Bottisham - 13 March 2016.png

Aerial view of Bottisham, 13 March 2016. © Richard Flagg

010Aerial View of Bottisham 2 - 13 March 2016.png

Aerial view of Bottisham, 13 March 2016. © Richard Flagg

Eastern Europeans arrive at Bottisham for training before working as miners, 1948. Courtesy of British Pathé

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