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Long Marston Airfield

RAF 100 FACT - Seventy Eight years ago RAF Long Marston is one of three airfields in the Warwickshire area to be built within several miles apart; the others being Honeybourne Airfield four miles south-west and Atherstone on Stour which lies just three miles north-east. Lying on the southern perimeter of the county boundary with Gloucestershire Long Marston was another wartime airfield to be built by John Lang & Son Ltd at a total combined cost with Honeybourne of £1,055.000. The airfield was under construction from late 1940 and through most of 1941 with the intended purpose of being able to operate as a satellite station for a new bomber Operational Training Unit (OTU) but in 1940 the Air Ministry decided to move it to nearby Honeybourne. The airfield itself was built on the east side of a small farming village of Long Marston, and between the main Stratford-upon-Avon to Cheltenham line operated by Great Western Railway. The main A46 Stratford to Cheltenham road which also ran down the east side of the site. The Army Camp, Communal and WAAF sites were situated on the other side of the A46 with open farmland to the north.

This Months Airfield News....

Memories of Long Marston Airfield on Facebook...

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Airfield Opening Hours....

The Airfield main gates are open from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 7.00 am to 1.00 pm. Closed all day Sunday.

Airfield photo of the month....

Click on the photo below to view further galleries from Long Marston Airfield's events and services. This month's photo was taken by motor sports photographer Dennis Wood at the 1981 Long Marston Vintage Air Display featuring many famous war planes like this Hawker Hunter making a low pass across the shows crowd line. Photo courtesy of Dennis Wood.   

Pictures from the Past

A brief look at the airfield's history.....