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Nuthampstead

Major
Also known as: RAF Nuthampstead / Royston / USAAF Station 131
County: Hertfordshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: May 1943 - 1 March 1959
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

N.B. - Nuthampstead is situated across the two counties of Essex 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):

  • 55th Fighter Group Website
  • Nuthampstead Parish Meeting
  • Nuthampstead Shooting Ground
  • St George's Church, Anstey
  • The Woodman Inn

Main unit(s) present:

  • 55th FG
  • No 94 MU
  • No 95 MU
  • 398th BG

Nuthampstead was under consideration to be London's third airport. Courtesy of British Pathé

The control tower demolition at Nuthampstead, c.1960s. Courtesy of joeslacks

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