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Peplow (Child's Ercall)

Major
Also known as: HMS Godwit II / RAF Child's Ercall / RAF Peplow / RNAS Peplow
County: Shropshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Leisure activity / Public road
Date: 1941 - 1949
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / FAA
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1943)
Aircraft Roles: Naval aviation / 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):

  • Childs Ercall Parish Council
  • Newport & District Model Flying Club

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • North Staffordshire Motor Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 5 SFTS

  • No 11 SFTS

  • No 21 (P) AFU

  • No 83 OTU

  • No 734 Sqn

  • No 758 Sqn

  • No 772 Sqn

  • No 780 Sqn

  • No 798 Sqn

  • No 1515 BAT Flight

Various photographs of Peplow, February 1982. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix

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Plan of Peplow, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Hinstock

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