Airfield Marker Programme

Podington marker unveiling 2013 at the National Drag Racing Championships

Podington marker unveiling 2013 at the National Drag Racing Championships

Download the Airfield Marker information sheet here


The charity has been erecting airfield markers across Britain since 2009.  Some places commemorated by ABCT include:

  1. Fambridge and Leysdown, the UK’s first airfields associated with aviation pioneers

  2. Scotland’s first airfield, Lanark

  3. Leavesden, now home to the Warner Bros. Studios, where parts of the Harry Potter films were shot

We work all year round planning the marker programme and enjoy meeting a wide range of interesting people of all ages at our events. You can see more of our memorials in this section.

  • memorials made of top quality granite
  • weight: approximately 1.4 tons
  • negligible foundations required
  • generally do not require planning permission owing to their size
  • only a tiny piece of redundant/unused ground at the airfield itself needed: no obstruction caused
  • already received highly favourable feedback from the general public
  • plan to erect 400 memorials by 2030 



ABCT pays for the memorial and associated costs, though donations from other sources are always welcome.

Help and support

If you can help us with the planning and placement of a marker at your local airfield please contact us.

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Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Suite 1, 3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4LB
Registered Company No. 08940364. Registered Charity No (England and Wales): 1156877. Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123