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Upwood (Bury) (Ramsey)

Major
Also known as: RAF Upwood
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Housing / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: February 1917 - 1990s
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil / US
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1943)

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

  • Bury Parish Council
  • Ramsey Town Council
  • Turbine Motor Works Ltd
  • Upwood and The Raveleys Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Herts County Auto and Aero Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 7 Sqn

  • No 11 BAT Flight

  • No 17 OTU

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 21 Sqn

  • No 35 Sqn

  • No 40 Sqn

  • No 49 Sqn

  • No 50 Sqn

  • No 52 Sqn

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 61 Sqn

  • No 63 Sqn

  • No 75 Sqn

  • No 76 Sqn

  • No 90 Sqn

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 102 Sqn

  • No 105 Sqn

  • No 109 Sqn
  • No 139 Sqn

  • No 148 Sqn

  • No 156 Sqn

  • No 190 (Night) TS

  • No 191 (Night) TS

  • No 214 Sqn

  • No 230 OCU

  • No 542 Sqn

  • No 1409 Met Flight

  • No 1511 BAT Flight

  • No 2739 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2753 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Bomber Command Film Flight Unit

  • Lincoln Conversion Flight

  • Nene Valley GC

  • Pathfinder Navigation Training Unit

  • Radar Reconnaissance Flight

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No 139 Squadron at Upwood, October 1944. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Mandeno

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No 139 Squadron at Upwood, October 1944. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Mandeno

RAF pilots flying de Havilland Tiger Moths at Upwood, 1956. Courtesy of British Pathé

Noise tests being carried out, using aircraft from Upwood, 1965. Courtesy of British Pathé

Decoy Airfield(s):

Benwick

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