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Bishops Court


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Airfields have often been shrouded in myth. In Bishops Court’s case rumours reached such farcical levels after World War Two that resident radar devices would sterilise anyone who dared to drive down its main runway.

Also known as: Bishopscourt (misspelling) / Bishopscourt Racing Circuit / RAF Bishops Court
County: Down
Current Status: Leisure activity
Date: 1 April 1943 - 4 December 1990
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / FAA
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Naval aviation / Trainer (main role)

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

  • Bishopscourt Kart Club
  • Bishopscourt Racing Circuit Ltd
  • MotorCycle Road Racing Club of Ireland (M.C.R.R.C.I)

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 ANS

  • No 3 ANS

  • No 7 ANS

  • No 7 AOS

  • No 7 (O) AFU

  • No 12 AGS

  • No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 664 GS

  • No 664 VGS

  • No 671 GS

  • No 819 Sqn


A RAF hut at Bishops Court, 18 August 2014.

Footage of the radar station at Bishop's Court, 1961. Courtesy of British Pathé

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