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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
  • Langley Parish Council
  • 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

Lockheed P-38 Lightnings taking off from Nuthampstead, 1943. Courtesy of Zoran Petek

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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