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Oakington

Major
Also known as: Northstowe / Oakington Aerodrome / Oakington Barracks / RAF Oakington
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Housing
Date: 1 July 1940 - 1975
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF

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

  • 7 Squadron Association
  • Longstanton Parish Council
  • Oakington & Westwick Parish Council
  • The Friends of All Saints Church Longstanton

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 FTS

  • No 3 PRU

  • No 5 FTS

  • No 7 Con Flight

  • No 7 Sqn

  • No 10 Sqn

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 23 OTU

  • No 24 Sqn

  • No 27 Sqn

  • No 30 Sqn

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 86 Sqn

  • No 97 Sqn

  • No 101 Con Flight

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 206 AFS

  • No 206 Sqn

  • No 218 Sqn

  • No 242 Sqn

  • No 571 Sqn

  • No 627 Sqn

  • No 657 Sqn

  • No 723 Defence Sqn
  • No 1409 Met Flight

  • No 1559 RAT Flight

  • No 2708 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2723 Sqn RAF Regiment
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No 7 Squadron Short Stirlings at Oakington during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Craw

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No 7 Squadron with an Avro Lancaster at Oakington during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Craw

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Members of No 7 Squadron at Oakington during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Craw

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Members of No 7 Squadron at Oakington during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Craw

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Members of No 7 Squadron at Oakington during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Craw

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The newly installed 'jet clock' in the control tower at Oakington, 1957. Courtesy of Martin Gorner

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Aerial view of Oakington, 5 January 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Oakington, 5 January 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Oakington, 4 January 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the west of the site, looking north from Longstanton Road, 21 July 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Officers' Mess at Oakington, 21 February 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Synthetic Navigation Classroom at Oakington, 21 February 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Parachute Store at Oakington, 22 February 2011. © Richard Flagg

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J Type Aircraft Shed at Oakington, 23 March 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 05:23, looking south-west from the 23 threshold, 23 March 2011. © Richard Flagg

Short Stirling bombers at Oakington, 1941. Courtesy of British Pathé

First Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at Oakington, 1975. Courtesy of Dennis Laverick

Aerial footage of Oakington, c. 2016. Courtesy of HCAuk

Aerial view of Oakington, May 2018. Courtesy of Alan Paul

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Graveley

Decoy Airfield(s):

Boxworth

Associated Airfield(s):

Molesworth

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