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Airfields and RAF bases around Preston

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Warton - once BAD2, then English Electric, now BAE Systems.

Samlesbury, gliders. Once English Electric now BAE Systems.

Blackpool International / Squires Gate. Former Hawker, then commercial and now private flying.

Blackpool, Stanley Park, former. Now Blackpool Zoo.

Inskip, former. Now Naval Radio base.


RAF Kirkham, wartime groundcrew training base until 1955, not an airfield, now Kirkham Open Prison.

RAF Weeton, former WW1 army base, WW2 RAF training base until 1970, not an airfield. Since 1965 army base.

RAF Barton Hall, wartime HQ and afterwards an ATC.

Barton Grange house requisitioned in WW2 as an officers’ mess for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. Now a hotel.


Bowland Forest Gliding Club near Chipping.


RAF Woodvale, Southport. Fomer WW2 fighter base, now an RAF Training Base.


28 March, 2015 Contact the site author