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Darley Moor

Major
Also known as: RAF Darley Moor
County: Derbyshire
Current Status: Aviation / Housing / Leisure activity (main position)
Date: June 1943 - August 1954; subsequent limited flying to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (limited flying)
Landing Surface Types: Paved, later unpaved (limited flying)
Aircraft Roles: General aviation (limited flying) / 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):

  • Ashover Parish Council
  • Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club
  • Edlaston & Wyaston Parish Council
  • Rodsley & Yeaveley Parish Council
  • Snelston Parish Meeting

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Long Circuit Racing Kart Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 28 MU
  • No 42 OTU
  • Airways Airsports Ltd
  • Blue Eye Aviation
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Remains of a runway at Darley Moor, 14 March 2007.

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Main Entrance at Darley Moor, 6 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 02:20, looking south from Leapley Lane that crosses that old airfield, 6 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

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W.T. and Maintenance Office at Darley Moor, 6 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Ground Instructional Building at Darley Moor, 6 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Blast Shelter at Darley Moor, 6 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aviation Petrol Installation at Darley Moor, 6 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Air Ministry Bombing Teacher and Turret Instructional Building at Darley Moor, 6 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

Photographs from Darley Moor, April 1992. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix/R. Griffith

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Ashbourne

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