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Two Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys smashed in to the control tower in quick succession during 1943 but, unlike many others at this remote airfield, the building has managed to soldier on.

Also known as: RAF Sleap
County: Shropshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 15 January 1943
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: General 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):
  • Lock Lounge Cafe
  • Myddle, Broughton and Harmer Hill Parish Council
  • Shropshire Light Aviation

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 81 OTU

  • No 1380 (Transport Support) CU

  • No 1665 HCU

  • Central Navigation & Control School

  • Empire Air Navigation School

  • Shropshire Aero Club
  • Shropshire GC 

  • Shropshire Flying Group

  • Shropshire Soaring Group
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):


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