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Sleap

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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.

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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):

Tilstock

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