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Montford Bridge Airfield

Hob Uid: 1406401
Location :
Shropshire
Shropshire
Montford, Pimhill
Grid Ref : SJ4310017000
Summary : A former World War Two military airfield, opened in 1942 and closed in 1945. The site is located north of Montford Bridge, west of the rivers Severn and Perry. The airfield was equipped with three tarmac runways and a number of Bessoneau and Blister aircraft hangars. It operated as a satellite of Rednal Airfield and was used by 61 Operational Training Unit for fighters belonging to 12 Group. After the war towards the end of 1945 the airfield was used to scrap unwanted aircraft. The site is now used for agriculture though a few military buildings remain including a derelict control tower.
More information : Montford Bridge Airfield airfield, Shropshire, SJ 430 170, opened in 1942 and closed in 1945. The site is located north of Montford Bridge, west of the rivers Severn and Perry. The airfield was equipped with three tarmac runways and a number of Bessoneau and Blister aircraft hangars. Use in 1985 was said to be for private flying. (1)

Montford Bridge Airfield operated as a satellite of Rednal Airfield and was used by 61 Operational Training Unit for fighters belonging to 12 Group. After the war towards the end of 1945 the airfield was used to scrap unwanted aircraft. In 2004 the site was said to be used for agriculture though a few military buildings remain including a derelict control tower. The tower was a basic 1940 pattern with 1942 pattern additions. (2)

Airfield (disused) SJ 430 170. (3)

RAF Montford Bridge Airfield is briefly recorded on the Defence of Britain Database at SJ 435 170. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Military airfields in the British Isles 1939-1945
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Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Rober Truman. 2004. "Control Towers: Montford Bridge Bridge"; http://www.controltowers.co.uk/M/Montford_Bridge.htm; accessed 07-JAN-2005
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:10000, 1977
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Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : WWII
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1942
Monument Type : Military Airfield
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Operational 1942-45
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1942
Monument Type : Military Airfield, Military Building, Control Tower, Blister Aircraft Hangar, Bessonneau Aircraft Hangar
Evidence : Extant Building, Ruined Building, Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Defence of Britain Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0004314
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0004314
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 41 NW 47
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1420433
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Associated Monuments : 1419513
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01
Associated Activities : NHPP: WORLD WAR II TEMPORARY AIRFIELDS
Activity type : THEMATIC SURVEY
Start Date : 2012-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31