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Spanhoe (Harringworth) (Wakerley)

Major

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This place is one of only two British airfields named after woodland – the other one is Shepherd’s Grove. Possible alternative name Harringworth surely looked and sounded too similar to Harrington.

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Also known as: RAF Spanhoe / USAAF Station 493 / Wakerley Quarry
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Aviation / Quarry
Date: 7 January 1944 - March 1947
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

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

  • Carl Tyers
  • Corby and District Model Flying Club
  • Harringworth Parish Council
  • Windmill Aviation

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 253 MU
  • 315th TCG
  • Perkins Sports Association GC

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