SP2019 : Once the Royal Air Force

near to Upper Rissington, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Once the Royal Air Force
Once the Royal Air Force
The image is of some of the housing that were part of the former RAF Little Rissington. The airfield was built in 1937 and soon came to dominate the village and the surrounding area with the residential quarters belonging to it housing nine-tenths of the population of the parish. For many years it was the home of the Central Flying School and is now an active Flying Training aerodrome under No.22 (Training) Group. A fascinating history is at LinkExternal link Part of the site is now Upper Rissington Business Park. There is a RAF Memorial Window in Little Rissington church and part of the graveyard was reserved for those killed whilst on duty at RAF Little Rissington.
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2011
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Geograph
Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2060 1955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.4486N 1:42.1309W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2054 1953
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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