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The airfield has appeared in many films and TV shows over many years, perhaps most notably for 633 Squadron but also in such less familiar productions as The War Lover with Steve McQueen and one of the most famous individual episodes of cult TV series The Avengers starring Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg, The Hour That Never Was – in this instance Bovingdon was referred to as Hamelin.

Also known as: Bovingdon Aerodrome / Bovingdon Airport / Bovingdon Market / RAF Bovingdon / USAAF Station 112
County: Hertfordshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Leisure activity / Prison
Date: 15 June 1942 - 31 March 1969; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Airliner (main role) / Bomber / Communications (main role) / Trainer (main role) / Transport (main role)

N.B. - Bovingdon is situated across the two counties of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire but primarily geographically resides in Hertfordshire.

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2022):

  • Ashley Green Parish Council
  • BeaconRiders Ltd
  • Bovingdon Airfield Studios
  • Bovingdon Library
  • Bovingdon Parish Council
  • Drift Limits
  • ITV Studios Bovingdon
  • J M Chisholm
  • The Mount Prison
  • W J & M Mash Ltd
  • Wendy Fair Markets 

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Ashley Green Community Association
  • The Gateway to Bovingdon Village

Main unit(s) present: 

  • 11th CCRC 
  • 92nd BG 
  • No 150 Staging Post 
  • 325th BS
  • 326th BS
  • 327th BS
  • 407th BS
  • No 617 GS 
  • No 2795 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • BEA 
  • BOAC 
  • Bomber Command Comms Sqn
  • Eagle Aviation 
  • Hunting Air Transport 
  • Hunting Air Travel 
  • Hunting-Clan Air Transport 
  • Lancashire Aircraft Corporation 
  • Strike Command Comms Sqn 
  • World Air Freight



Looking down the east/west runway at Bovingdon, 28 May 2006.

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The runway at Bovingdon, 1 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Bovingdon, 1 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

A Boeing B-17 making low passes at Bovingdon. Courtesy of gelbevierzehn

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