Military AircrewA forum for the professionals who fly the non-civilian hardware, and the backroom boys and girls without whom nothing would leave the ground. Army, Navy and Airforces of the World, all equally welcome here.
Stoke Orchard, chedworth, Moreton-in-Marsh, Little Rissington, Barnsley Park, Bibury, Northleach, Windrush, Southrop, Down Ampney, Fairford, South Cerney
Others are: Aston Down, Babdown Farm, Long Newnton, Brockworth, Staverton, Down FArm, Moreton Valence, Overley and Kemble. Yate and Filton were in Glous before changes to the boundary. Chedworth a lovely place to visit.
Britains's Military Airfields 1939-1945, David J Smith. ISBN 1-85260-038-1. Published in 1989.
Part of the 'Action Stations' series of 18 books. It covers the lot, from the first military airfield in Britain, at Larkhill, Salisbury Plain, in 1911, through to a nice phot of the armoury at Leighterton, in Gloucestershire, dating from the First World War. (Just for you, gnd)
Airfield construction, ALG's, Flying boat bases, gunnery ranges, simulator buildings, airfield lighting systems. I'll stop there, as someone will take the mick... Airfield Memorials around the UK are also covered.
You beat me to it, farfrompuken! I live in Northleach and actually tried to make out the old airfield from the air last week, there aren't many clues left though.
As an ex-Northleach resident myself I've researched the airfield there a lot on and off over the past 15 years. Amazing the history of the airfield and the unit that served there. True, there isn't a lot there but I've been lucky enough to find photos of it during and post war and there are some good traces to find if you know where to look and look hard enough.