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Bovingdon

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The airfield has appeared in many films and TV shows over many years, perhaps most notably for 633 Squadron but also in such less familiar productions as The War Lover with Steve McQueen and one of the most famous individual episodes of cult TV series The Avengers starring Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg, The Hour That Never Was – in this instance Bovingdon was referred to as Hamelin.

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Also known as: Bovingdon Market / RAF Bovingdon / USAAF Station 112
County: Hertfordshire
Current Status: Farmland / Leisure activity / Industry / Prison
Date: 15 June 1942 - 1972
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAF / USAAF

N.B. - Bovingdon is situated across the two counties of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire but primarily geographically resides in Hertfordshire.

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

  • BeaconRiders Ltd
  • Bovingdon Library
  • Bovingdon Parish Council
  • Drift Limits
  • J M Chisholm
  • The Mount Prison
  • W J & M Mash Ltd
  • Wendy Fair Markets 

Main unit(s) present: 

  • 11th CCRC 
  • 92nd BG 
  • No 150 Staging Post 
  • No 617 GS 
  • BEA 
  • BOAC 
  • Bomber Command Comms Sqn
  • Eagle Aviation 
  • Hunting Air Transport 
  • Hunting Air Travel 
  • Hunting-Clan Air Transport 
  • Lancashire Aircraft Corporation 
  • Strike Command Comms Sqn 
  • World Air Freight

     

A Boeing B-17 making low passes at Bovingdon. Courtesy of gelbevierzehn

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