SP2119 : Airfield business park

taken 6 years ago, near to Upper Rissington, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Airfield business park
Airfield business park
Much of the former RAF Little Rissington has become a business park but it also houses an active Flying Training aerodrome under No.22 (Training) Group. This view is of part of the business park, seen from the airfield boundary. The airfield perimeter is dotted with warning signs. 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 a fascinating history is at LinkExternal link and at LinkExternal link 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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SP2119, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Business, Retail, Services  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2117 1931 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.3179N 1:41.6351W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2174 1936
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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