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Also known as: Kencot Hill Solar Farm / RAF Broadwell
County: Oxfordshire
Current Status: Farmland / Public road / Solar farm
Date: 15 November 1943 - 31 March 1947; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (minor use) / RCAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: Huw Wheldon
Aircraft Roles: Airborne forces/transport (main role) / General aviation (minor use) / Trainer / Transport (main role)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Broadwell Parish Meeting
  • Kencot History Group
  • Kencot Parish Meeting

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

  • Kencot Village

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 (RCAF) Casualty Air Evacuation Unit

  • No 10 Sqn

  • No 21 HGCU

  • No 76 Sqn

  • No 77 Sqn

  • No 91 (Forward) Staging Post

  • No 92 (Forward) Staging Post

  • No 94 (Forward) Staging Post

  • No 104 Terminal Staging Post

  • No 105 (Major) Staging Post

  • No 126 Staging Post

  • No 271 Sqn

  • No 512 Sqn

  • No 575 Sqn

  • No 2792 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2807 Sqn RAF Regiment

Remains of the north/south runway at Broadwell, 14 January 2007.


Remains of the north-east/south-west runway at Broadwell, 14 January 2007.

An interview with Bill Goslin, who worked at Broadwell. Courtesy of David Oakey

  An interview with a veteran, with photographs of Broadwell. Courtesy of Paul Roberts

Photographs from Broadwell. Courtesy of SR71ABCD - BETA TYSON

Aerial footage of Broadwell. Courtesy of MrGyro FPV

Shilton Vintage Model Flying at Broadwell, 14 September 2014. Courtesy of wonderfulcat

Model flying at Broadwell, including aerial views of the airfield, May 2015. Courtesy of wonderfulcat

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Brize Norton

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