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Also known as: Defford Aerodrome / RAF Defford
County: Worcestershire
Current Status: Farmland / Military research / Police / Satellite communications
Date: September 1941 - September 1957; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (minor use)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Experimental (main role) / General aviation (minor use) / Trainer

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

  • Croome Park
  • Defford Airfield Heritage Group
  • Defford¬†and Besford Parish Council
  • Merlin/VLBI National Facility
  • RAF Defford Museum
  • Severn Stoke & Croome d'Abitot Parish Council
  • West Mercia Constabulary

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 23 OTU
  • No 1001 Signals Unit
  • Defford Aero Club
  • Radar Research Flying Unit
  • Special Installation Unit
  • Telecommunications Flying Unit

Building that was part of Defford airfield, 4 November 2016.


Building that was part of Defford airfield, 5 May 2018.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):




Decoy Airfield(s):


Associated Airfield(s):


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