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Tempsford

Major
Also known as: No 115 Storage Sub-Site / RAF Tempsford
County: Bedfordshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1941 - 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: Francois Mitterand / Percy Pickard / Violette Szabo
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Espionage support / Transport

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • BSG Property Services Ltd
  • Everton Parish Council
  • Lysander Scaffolding Ltd
  • St Peter's Church, Tempsford
  • Tempsford Museum & Archives
  • Tempsford Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bedfordshire Police - used a hangar floor as a skid pan to train drivers between the mid-1960s and 2012
  • Falcon Motor Club
  • Ivel Model Aircraft Club

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/07/2017):

  • RAF Tempsford 138 & 161 Squadrons SOE | Facebook
  • Welcome To Tempsford.org

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Transport Aircraft Modification Unit

  • No 11 OTU

  • No 48 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 107 (Special Duties) Wing

  • No 109 Sqn

  • No 138 Sqn

  • No 149 Sqn

  • No 161 Sqn

  • No 273 MU

  • No 426 Sqn

  • No 1575 (Special Duties) Flight

  • No 1586 Special Duties Flight

  • No 2722 Sqn RAF Regiment
001Aerial View. RAF Tempsford Airfield - 14 March 2009.png

Aerial View of Tempsford, 14 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial View of Tempsford, 14 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial View of Tempsford, 14 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

004Hangar : B1 Type Aircraft Shed - 26 June 2010.png

B1 Type Aircraft Shed at Tempsford, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

005Runway 13:31. Looking north west from the runway 31 threshold - 26 June 2010.png

Runway 13:31. Looking north west from the runway 31 threshold, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

006Taxiway at the south west corner of the airfield. Looking north towards the runway 07 threshold from Tempsford Road - 26 June 2010.png

Taxiway at the south west corner of the airfield. Looking north towards the runway 07 threshold from Tempsford Road, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

007Taxiway at the south east of the airfield. Looking north - 26 June 2010.png

Taxiway at the south east of the airfield, looking north, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

008Taxiway at the east of the airfield. Looking north at the runway 31 threshold - 26 June 2010.png

Taxiway at the east of the airfield. Looking north at the runway 31 threshold, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

A documentary on the Special Operations Executive (SOE) featuring footage of Tempsford, from around 11:35mins. Courtesy of Joe Doakes

Footage of Tempsford, c. October 2016. Courtesy of Paul Bleakley

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Key
Red = Boundary
White = Runways & Dispersals
Pink = Steel Plank dispersals
Yellow = Roads
Black = Buildings
Blue = Blast Shelters
Mauve = Air Raid Shelters
Decoy Airfield(s):

Boxworth

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