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Report - RAF Cheddington // Cheddington ROC Post - Buckinghamshire - August 2014

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by 1nk4, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. 1nk4

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    The Visit

    I know this has been done a fair few times, but I was bored today and thought I'd give it a visit and wanted to see the ROC post as well, As we entered the site we encountered some guys renovating an old rusty barge and some people spray painting a truck, we gave them a friendly wave and off we went, no-one seemed to mind us being there snooping around. After we had looked round the base we went off to find the ROC bunker, this was a lengthy process as my legs not fully healed from a break 3 months ago, and trekking through a bumpy field slowed us down, a hell of a lot lol... overall it was a nice chilled few hours! Visited with a non-member!

    History

    RAF Cheddington (also known as RAF Marsworth) is a former Royal Air Force station located 1 mile south-west of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England. The airfield was closed in 1952.

    Cheddington was used as a First World War aerodrome briefly during 1917. The airfield was closed after the armistice.

    During the Second World War, Cheddington Airfield opened in March 1942 as a satellite station to RAF Wing, with 26 Operational Training Unit, Vickers Wellington bombers (these had the codes "EU" on the aircraft sides).

    In September 1942 the airfield was transferred to the United States Army Air Forces. The Eighth Air Force 44th Bombardment Group was assigned to Cheddington, and three Consolidated B-24 Liberator squadrons (66th, 67th, 68th) had arrived from the United States. However, Eighth Air Force wanted to move the Liberator groups to Norfolk, and the 44th moved to RAF Shipdham in October.

    With the movement of the Americans to Norfolk, the RAF transferred the No. 26 OTU back to Cheddington.

    It was again transferred to the USAAF Eighth Air Force in August 1943 to become station 113, with Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers of the Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8th Air Force. Also the 50th Fighter Squadron (8th Reconnaissance Group) was assigned to the station 15 March-12 April 1944, but was not made operational.

    Today the runways and assorted taxiways, hardstands and aprons have all been removed for hardcore. There is a significant number of wartime buildings in various levels of abandonment on what was the technical site. along the south eastern part of the original peremiter road, and also can be seen from marsworth lane and google earth, a private grass runway used by private light aircraft.

    A memorial to all staff based at Cheddington during WW2, was erected by the Cheddington (STN113) Association in 1980. It can be seen on the Marsworth to Long Marston road, next to the old Guard Room. Built within the memorial, is an old runway light.




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    View from the ROC post

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    Thanks for looking :)
     
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Bit of a festering post there, it hasn't got any better.
     
  3. 1nk4

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    oh well....
     
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