List of RAF stations


List of RAF stations

This List of RAF stations is a comprehensive list of all stations, airbases, airfields and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force - past and present.

:Note- "Current RAF Stations" will be listed under the currently recognised county of the UK, or overseas countries, whereas "Former RAF Stations" will be listed under any former county or country name which was appropriate for the duration of operation.

Current Royal Air Force Stations

England (current)

Bedfordshire (current)

* RAF Henlow - now part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow
* RAF Stanbridge - now a satellite station of RAF Henlow

Berkshire

* RAF Welford
* RAF Woodley

Buckinghamshire (current)

* RAF Halton
* RAF High Wycombe

Cambridgeshire (current)

* RAF Brampton - now part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow
* RAF Wittering
* RAF Wyton - now part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow

Cornwall (current)

* RAF St. Mawgan
* RRH Portreath

Cumbria (current)

* RAF Spadeadam

Devon (current)

* RAF Chivenor - now Royal Marines Base Chivenor

Gloucestershire (current)

* RAF Fairford

Hampshire (current)

* Defence CBRN Centre, Winterbourne Gunner (managed by Strike Command)
* RAF Oakhanger
* RAF Odiham

Hertfordshire (current)

* RAF Barkway

Lincolnshire

* RAF Barkston Heath
* RAF Cranwell - home to the RAF College Cranwell
* RAF Digby
* RAF Coningsby
* RAF Donna Nook
* RAF Holbeach - bombing range
* RAF Scampton
* RAF Waddington
* RAF Wainfleet - bombing range
* RAF Woodhall Spa

London (current)

* RAF Bentley Priory
* RAF Northolt
* Northwood Headquarters
* RAF Uxbridge
* RAF West Drayton

Manchester

* RAF Wilmslow

Merseyside (current)

* RAF Woodvale

Norfolk

* RAF Feltwell - USAF support use
* RAF Marham
* RAF Neatishead - radar station
* RAF Trimingham - remote station of Neatishead

Northamptonshire (current)

* RAF Croughton

Northumberland (current)

* RAF Boulmer

Nottinghamshire (current)

* RAF Syerston

Oxfordshire (current)

* RAF Bampton Castle
* RAF Barford St John
* RAF Benson
* RAF Brize Norton
* RAF Weston-on-the-Green

Rutland (current)

* RAF Cottesmore

hropshire (current)

* RAF Cosford
* RAF Shawbury
* RAF Ternhill

taffordshire (current)

* RAF Stafford - now called MoD Stafford

uffolk (current)

* RAF Honington
* RAF Lakenheath - occupied by the United States Air Force
* RAF Mildenhall - occupied by the United States Air Force
* RAF Wattisham - now known as "Wattisham Airfield" and used by a number of units, including the Army Air Corps [ [http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/WhatWeDo/HealthandSafety/DSC/NoiseInsulationGrantScheme/DscOhsNigsRafWattisham.htm History of RAF Wattisham] ]

urrey (current)

* DMRC Headley Court - the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) (formerly RAF Headley Court) [ [http://www.pmrafns.org/HC.HTM Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service - Headley Court] ]

Wiltshire (current)

* RAF Boscombe Down - now called MoD Boscombe Down
* RAF Lyneham

East Riding of Yorkshire (current)

* RAF Holmpton
* RAF Leconfield

North Yorkshire (current)

* RAF Church Fenton
* RAF Dishforth - also used by the British Army (AAC Dishforth)
* RAF Fylingdales
* RAF Leeming
* RAF Menwith Hill
* RAF Staxton Wold
* RAF Topcliffe
* RAF Linton-on-Ouse

cotland (current)

* RRH Benbecula
* RAF Buchan
* RAF Kinloss
* RAF Leuchars
* RAF Lossiemouth
* RAF Prestwick
* RAF Tain

Wales (current)

* RAF Mona
* RAF Saint Athan (South Glamorgan)
* RAF Valley (Anglesey)
* RAF Pembrey Sands
* RAF Sealand

Northern Ireland (current)

* RAF Aldergrove - also used by the British Army (AAC Aldergrove)

Overseas

;Ascension Island
* RAF Ascension Island

;Cyprus within the Sovereign Base Areas
* RAF Akrotiri

;Falkland Islands
* RAF Mount Pleasant

;Germany
* RAF Nordhorn

;Gibraltar
* RAF Gibraltar

;Qatar
* RAF Al Udeid

Former Royal Air Force Stations

England

Bedfordshire

* RAF Bedford (RAE Bedford) - now Bedford Autodrome
* RAF Cardington
* RAF Chicksands
* RAF Cranfield
* RAF Gransden Lodge
* RAF Podington
* RAF Stanbridge - now part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow
* RAF Tempsford
* RAF Thurleigh
* RAF Twinwood Farm

Berkshire

* RAF Aldermaston
* RAF Greenham Common
* RAF Grove
* RAF Hampstead Norris
* RAF Membury
* RAF White Waltham - now White Waltham Airfield

Buckinghamshire

* RAF Booker (High Wycombe) - now Wycombe Air Park
* RAF Daws Hill
* RAF Denham
* RAF Finmere
* RAF Oakley
* RAF Thame
* RAF Westcott
* RAF Wing

Cambridgeshire

* RAF Alconbury
* RAF Bassingbourn
* RAF Bottisham
* RAF Bourn
* RAF Duxford - now Imperial War Museum Duxford
* RAF Fowlmere
* RAF Glatton
* RAF Kings Cliffe
* RAF Little Staughton
* RAF Mepal - now Mepal Airfield
* RAF Oakington
* RAF Snailwell
* RAF Steeple Morden
* RAF Upwood
* RAF Warboys
* RAF Waterbeach
* RAF Witchford
* RAF Wratting Common

Cheshire

* RAF Burtonwood
* RAF Calveley
* RAF Hack Green
* RAF Handforth
* RAF Hooton Park
* RAF Poulton
* RAF Ringway - now Manchester Airport
* RAF Wilmslow

Cornwall

* RAF Cleave (GCHQ CSO Morwenstow)
* RAF Davidstow Moor
* RAF Perranporth
* RAF Portreath
* RAF Sennen/RAF Skewjack
* RAF St Eval
* RAF St Mawgan / RAF Trebelzue
* RAF Treleaver

Cumberland

Cumberland was incorporated into Cumbria in 1974
* RAF Crosby-on-Eden 1941-1947
* RAF Kirkbride
* RAF Millom

Cumbria

* RAF Carlisle (RAF Kingstown) - 1920s - 1990s
* RAF Silloth

Derbyshire

* RAF Ashbourne

Devon

* RAF Babbacombe
* RAF Chivenor
* RAF Dunkeswell
* RAF Exeter - now Exeter International Airport
* RAF Harrowbeer
* RAF Mount Batten
* RAF Upottery
* RAF Winkleigh

Dorset

* RAF Brandy Bay
* RAF Hamworthy
* RAF Tarrant Rushton
* RAF Warmwell

County Durham

* RAF Croft - now Croft Circuit
* RAF Greatham
* RAF Middleton St. George
* RAF Usworth

Essex

* RAF Andrews Field
* RAF Birch
* RAF Boxted
* RAF Bradwell Bay
* RAF Chigwell
* RAF Chipping Ongar
* RAF Debden
* RAF Earls Colne - now Earls Colne Airfield
* RAF Fairlop
* RAF Gosfield
* RAF Great Dunmow
* RAF Great Sampford
* RAF Hornchurch
* RAF Little Walden
* RAF Matching
* RAF North Weald - now North Weald Airfield
* RAF Ridgewell
* RAF Rivenhall
* RAF Rochford - now London Southend Airport
* RAF Stansted Mountfitchet - now London Stansted Airport
* RAF Stapleford Tawney
* RAF Wethersfield
* RAF Wormingford

Gloucestershire

* RAF Aston Down
* RAF Babdown Farm (Relief Landing Ground - RLG)
* RAF Bickmarsh
* RAF Boddington
* RAF Down Ampney
* RAF Filton
* RAF Honeybourne
* RAF Innsworth
* RAF Kemble
* RAF Little Rissington
* RAF Long Marston
* RAF Moreton-in-Marsh
* RAF Northleach
* RAF Pucklechurch
* RAF Quedgeley
* RAF South Cerney
* RAF Southrop
* RAF Staverton
* RAF Stoke Orchard

Hampshire

* RAF Andover
* RAF Bisterne
* RAF Beaulieu
* RAF Blackbushe
* RAF Calshot
* RAF Christchurch
* RAF Eastleigh - renamed RAF Southampton
* RAF Farnborough
* RAF Flowerdown
* RAF Gosport
* RAF Hamble
* RAF Hartford Bridge
* RAF Holmsley South
* RAF Hurn - now Bournemouth International Airport
* RAF Hythe
* RAF Ibsley
* RAF Lasham - now Lasham Airfield
* RAF Lee-on-Solent
* RAF Middle Wallop - now used by the British Army, AAC Middle Wallop
* RAF Oakhanger
* RAF Sopley
* RAF Southampton - formerly called RAF Eastleigh
* RAF Stoney Cross
* RAF Thorney Island
* RAF Thruxton - now Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit
* RAF Ventnor (Isle of Wight)
* RAF Worthy Down

Herefordshire

* RAF Hereford - now occupied by the British Army (AAC Hereford)
* RAF Madley

Hertfordshire

* RAF Bovingdon
* RAF Chenies
* RAF Hatfield
* RAF Hunsdon

Huntingdonshire

* RAF Graveley
* RAF Kimbolton
* RAF Molesworth

Kent

* RAF Ash
* RAF Biggin Hill (covered London area) - now Biggin Hill Airport
* RAF Brenzett
* RAF Detling
* RAF Eastchurch
* RAF Gravesend
* RAF Hawkinge
* RAF Headcorn
* RAF Lympne
* RAF Manston - now Kent International Airport
* RAF Newchurch
* RAF Sandwich - radar station [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/s/sandwich/index1.html] - latterly RAF Ash
* RAF West Malling

Lancashire

* RAF Barton Hall
* RAF Kirkham
* RAF Longley Lane
* RAF Padgate
* RAF Salmesbury
* RAF Speke
* RAF Warton - now Warton Aerodrome
* RAF Weeton
* RAF Warrington

Leicestershire

* RAF Bitteswell
* RAF Bottesford
* RAF Bruntingthorpe - now Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground
* RAF Castle Donington - now East Midlands Airport
* RAF Desford
* RAF Husbands Bosworth
* RAF Leicester East - now Leicester Airport
* RAF Loughborough
* RAF Market Harborough
* RAF Melton Mowbray
* RAF Nuneaton
* RAF Ratcliffe
* RAF Rearsby
* RAF Saltby
* RAF Wymeswold

Lincolnshire

* RAF Bardney
* RAF Binbrook
* RAF Blyton
* RAF Coleby Grange
* RAF Digby
* RAF Dunholme Lodge
* RAF East Kirkby
* RAF Elsham Wolds
* RAF Faldingworth
* RAF Fiskerton
* RAF Folkingham
* RAF Fulbeck
* RAF Goxhill
* RAF Grimsby (aka RAF Waltham)
* RAF Hemswell
* RAF Ingham
* RAF Kelstern
* RAF Kirmington
* RAF Kirton in Lindsey
* RAF Ludford Magna
* RAF Manby
* RAF Metheringham
* RAF North Coates
* RAF North Killingholme
* RAF North Witham
* RAF Skellingthorpe
* RAF Skendleby
* RAF Spilsby
* RAF Spittlegate
* RAF Stenigot
* RAF Strubby
* RAF Sturgate
* RAF Sutton Bridge
* RAF Swinderby
* RAF Wickenby

London

* RAF Regents Park

Middlesex

* RAF Hendon
* RAF Heston
* RAF Stanmore Park

Norfolk

* RAF Attlebridge
* RAF Bacton - First World War "Landing Ground"
* RAF Barton Bendish - Second World War Landing Ground
* RAF Bircham Newton - technical site now the Construction Industry Training Board School
* RAF Bodney
* RAF Burgh Castle - First World War Landing Ground
* RAF Bylaugh Hall - Second World War Landing Ground
* RAF Coltishall - now "MoD Coltishall", awaiting formal disposal
* RAF Deopham Green
* RAF Docking
* RAF Downham Market
* RAF East Wretham
* RAF Feltwell
* RAF Fersfield
* RAF Foulsham
* RAF Great Massingham
* RAF Great Yarmouth - First World War
* RAF Hardwick
* RAF Harling Road - First World War
* RAF Hethel - now owned by Lotus Cars
* RAF Hingham - First World War "Landing Ground"
* RAF Holt - First World War "Landing Ground"
* RAF Horsham St Faith - airfield site now Norwich International Airport
* RAF Langham
* RAF Little Snoring - RAF to 1945
* RAF Ludham
* RAF Matlaske
* RAF Mattishall - First World War
* RAF Methwold
* RAF Mousehold Heath - 1914 under RFC, became first Norwich Airport in 1933
* RAF Narborough
* RAF North Creake - 1945
* RAF North Pickenham
* RAF Old Buckenham
* RAF Oulton
* RAF Pulham - used for the development of British airships between the wars.
* RAF Rackheath
* RAF Sculthorpe
* RAF Sedgeford
* RAF Seething
* RAF Shipdham
* RAF Snetterton Heath - airfield now Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
* RAF Swannington
* RAF Swanton Morley
* RAF Thetford
* RAF Thorpe Abbotts
* RAF Tibenham
* RAF Watton
* RAF Wendling
* RAF West Raynham
* RAF Weybourne

Northamptonshire

* RAF Chelveston
* RAF Deenethorpe
* RAF Desborough
* RAF Grafton Underwood
* RAF Harrington
* RAF Hinton-in-the-Hedges - now Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield
* RAF Polebrook
* RAF Silverstone - now Silverstone International Motor Racing Circuit
* RAF Sywell

Northumberland

* RAF Acklington
* RAF Brunton
* RAF Eshott
* RAF Milfield
* RAF Ouston
* RAF Tranwell
* RAF Winfield
* RAF Woolsington

Nottinghamshire

* RAF Gamston
* RAF Hucknall
* RAF Langar
* RAF Misson
* RAF Newton
* RAF Watnall
* RAF Wigsley
* RAF Winthorpe
* RAF Worksop

Oxfordshire

* RAF Abingdon
* RAF Akeman Street
* RAF Bicester - now Bicester Airfield
* RAF Broadwell
* RAF Chalgrove - now Chalgrove Airfield
* RAF Culham
* RAF Edgehill - now Shenington Gliding Club
* RAF Enstone - now Enstone Airfield
* RAF Harwell
* RAF Kidlington - now Oxford Airport
* RAF Mount Farm
* RAF Nuneham Park
* RAF Shellingford
* RAF Upper Heyford

Rutland

* RAF North Luffenham
* RAF Woolfox Lodge

hropshire

* RAF Atcham
* RAF Bratton
* RAF Bridgnorth
* RAF High Ercall
* RAF Sleap - now Sleap Airfield
* RAF Tilstock

omerset

* RAF Churchstanton (renamed RAF Culmhead)
* RAF Culmhead
* RAF Locking
* RAF Lulsgate Bottom
* RAF Merryfield
* RAF Rudloe Manor
* RAF West Myne
* RAF Weston Zoyland
* RAF Whitchurch

taffordshire

* RAF Abbots Bromley
* RAF Fauld - see RAF Fauld Explosion
* RAF Hednesford
* RAF Hixon
* RAF Lichfield
* RAF Seighford
* RAF Stafford

uffolk

* RAF Barnham
* RAF Bawdsey
* RAF Beccles
* RAF Bentwaters - now Bentwaters Parks, home to [http://www.bcwm.org.uk/ Bentwaters Cold War Museum]
* RAF Bungay
* RAF Bury St. Edmunds
* RAF Debach
* RAF Eye
* RAF Felixstowe
* RAF Framlingham
* RAF Great Ashfield
* RAF Halesworth
* RAF Hopton
* RAF Horham
* RAF Knettishall
* RAF Lavenham
* RAF Leiston
* RAF Martlesham Heath
* RAF Mendlesham
* RAF Metfeld
* RAF Newmarket
* RAF Rattlesden
* RAF Raydon
* RAF Shepherds Grove
* RAF Stradishall
* RAF Sudbury
* RAF Tuddenham
* RAF Woodbridge - now called "MoD Woodbridge", incorporating "Woodbridge Airfield" and "Rock Barracks", occupied by the British Army's 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault Brigade)

urrey

* RAF Croydon - later Croydon Airport now a retail/industrial estate
* RAF Dunsfold - now Dunsfold Aerodrome, and Top Gear studio and race track
* RAF Gatwick - now London Gatwick Airport (formerley Surrey, now West Sussex)
* RAF Hanworth
* RAF Horne
* RAF Kenley
* RAF Redhill - now Redhill Aerodrome

East Sussex

* RAF Beachy Head
* RAF Friston
* RAF Newhaven
* RAF Pevensey
* RAF Rye
* RAF Wartling

West Sussex

* RAF Ford
* RAF Tangmere
* RAF Truleigh Hill
* RAF Westhampnett - now Chichester/Goodwood Airport

Warwickshire

* RAF Ansty
* RAF Baginton - now Coventry Airport
* RAF Bramcote
* RAF Church Lawford
* RAF Elmdon
* RAF Gaydon - now home to the Heritage Motor Centre
* RAF Honiley
* RAF Wellesbourne Mountford
* RAF Stratford aka Atherstone
* RAF Snitterfield
* RAF Long Marston
* RAF Hockley Heath
* RAF Castle Bromwich

Wiltshire

* RAF Blakehill Farm
* RAF Castle Combe - now Castle Combe Circuit
* RAF Cherhill
* RAF Chilmark
* RAF Clyffe Pypard
* RAF Colerne
* RAF Compton Basset
* RAF Cricklade (Radar site)
* RAF Hullavington
* RAF Keevil
* RAF Melksham
* RAF Netheravon - now occupied by the British Army, (AAC Netheravon)
* RAF Upavon - now called Trenchard Lines, occupied by the British Army
* RAF Watchfield
* RAF Wroughton - now a depository of the National Museum of Science and Industry
* RAF Yatesbury
* RAF Zeals

Worcestershire

* RAF Defford
* RAF Honeybourne 1941-1946
* RAF Pershore
* RAF Worcester

Yorkshire

* RAF Bawtry
* RAF Bempton N.Yorks - briefly named RAF Flamborough Head
* RAF Bircotes
* RAF Breighton E.Yorks
* RAF Burn
* RAF Carnaby
* RAF Catterick
* RAF Catfoss
* RAF Cowden E.Yorks
* RAF Croft
* RAF Dalton
* RAF Danby Beacon N.Yorks
* RAF Doncaster - formerly RFC Doncaster (1914) Royal Flying Corps
* RAF Driffield E.Yorks
* RAF East Moor
* RAF Elvington
* RAF Finningley - now Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
* RAF Full Sutton N.Yorks
* RAF Goldsborough N.Yorks
* RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor
* RAF Hutton Cranswick
* RAF Lindholme (aka RAF Hatfield Woodhouse)
* RAF Lissett
* RAF Marsden Moor
* RAF Melbourne
* RAF Norton
* RAF Patrington
* RAF Pocklington
* RAF Sandtoft
* RAF Scorton N.Yorks
* RAF Seaton Snook N.Yorks
* RAF Skipton-on-Swale
* RAF Snaith
* RAF Tholthorpe N.Yorks
* RAF Thornaby N.Yorks
* RAF Wombleton
* RAF Yeadon - now Leeds Bradford International Airport

cotland

* RAF Abbotsinch
* RAF Aird Uig (Lewis)
* RAF Balado Bridge (Kinross)
* RAF Benbecula (Benbecula)
* RAF Dalcross
* RAF Dallachy
* RAF Drem
* RAF Dumfries
* RAF East Fortune (East Lothian)
* RAF Errol (Perth and Kinross)
* RAF Evanton (Ross and Cromarty)
* RAF Faraid Head (Highland)
* RAF Findo Gask (Perth and Kinross)
* RAF Grangemouth (Falkirk)
* RAF Grimsetter Orkneys
* RAF Hatston Orkneys
* RAF Inverness
* RAF Kilchiaran (Isle of Islay)
* RAF Kirknewton (West Lothian)
* RAF Machrihanish (Argyll & Bute)
* RAF Macmerry (East Lothian)
* RAF Milltown Moray
* RAF Scarnish (Argyll & Bute)
* RAF Skitten
* RAF Stornoway (Lewis)
* RAF Tealing
* RAF Tiree
* RAF Turnhouse (City of Edinburgh)
* RAF West Freugh (Wigtownshire)
* RAF Wick (Caithness)

Aberdeenshire

* RAF Banff
* RAF Dyce
* RAF Fraseburgh

Angus

* RAF Edzell
* RAF Montrose

Ayrshire

* RAF Ayr
* RAF Dundonald
* RAF Fullarton
* RAF Gailes
* RAF Heathfield
* RAF Prestwick
* RAF Turnberry

Berwickshire

* RAF Dronehill

Fife

*RAF Donibristle
* RAF Pitreavie Castle

hetland

* RAF Saxa Vord
* RAF Scatsta
* RAF Sullom Voe
* RAF Sumburgh

Wales

* RAF Angle Pembrokshire
* RAF Blaenanerch Aberporth
* RAF Brawdy Pembrokeshire
* RAF Caerwent Monmouthshire
* RAF Carew Cheriton
* RAF Dale
* RAF Fairwood Common Glamorgan
* RAF Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire
* RAF Hawarden Flintshire
* RAF Hell's Mouth Gwynedd
* RAF Holyhead Anglesey
* RAF Llanbedr Gwynedd
* RAF Llandow Glamorgan
* RAF Llandwrog Gwynedd
* RAF Manorbier Pembrokeshire
* RAF Pembrey Carmarthenshire
* RAF Pembroke Dock Pembrkeshire
* RAF Penrhos Gwynedd
* RAF Prestatyn Denbighshire
* RAF Rhoose Glamorgan
* RAF Sealand Flintshire
* RAF Stormy Down
* RAF Talbenny
* RAF Templeton
* RAF Tenby Pembrokeshire
* RAF Towyn
* RAF Wrexham

Northern Ireland

County Antrim

* RAF Langford Lodge
* RAF Long Kesh
* RAF Maghaberry
* RAF Murlough
* RAF Nutts Corner
* RAF Sandy Bay (flying boat base on Lough Neagh near Ram's Island, Northern Ireland)
* RAF Toome

County Down

* RAF Ballyhalbert
* RAF Belfast
* RAF Bishops Court
* RAF Greencastle
* RAF Kirkistown
* RAF Newtownards, Newtownards
* RAF Sydenham

County Fermanagh

* RAF Castle Archdale
* RAF Killadeas
* RAF St Angelo

County Londonderry

* RAF Ballykelly
* RAF Eglinton - now City of Derry Airport, Derry
* RAF Limavady
* RAF Maydown
* RAF Mullaghmore

County Tyrone

* RAF Cluntoe, Ardboe

Isle of Man

* RAF Andreas
* RAF Jurby
* RAF Jurby Head
* RAF Ronaldsway (HMS Urley, RNAS Ronaldsway)
* Hall Caine Airport

Republic of Ireland

* RAF Baldonnel (County Dublin)

Overseas

Aden

Now Yemen
* RAF Khormaksar - now Aden International Airport
* RAF Steamer Point
* RAF Hospital Steamer Point
* RAF Hospital Khormaksar Beach

Algeria

* RAF Maison Blanche

Azores (Portugal)

* RAF Lagens

Bahrain

* RAF Muharraq

Belgium

* RAF Ursel

Belize

* RAF Belize

Bermuda

* RAF Darrell's Island
* RAF ATC/USAAF Fort Bell

Borneo

* RAF Labuan
* RAF Tawau
* RAF Kuching (Sarawak)

Burma

Also known as Myanmar
* RAF Hmawbi
* RAF Meiktilla
* RAF Mingaladon
* RAF Pegu

Canada

* RAFU Goose Bay

Ceylon

"Now Sri Lanka"The number of RAF bases in Ceylon increased during the Second World War, and most were decommissioned after the war. However the RAF maintained bases in Sri Lanka until 1958. Many are now used by the Sri Lanka Air Force, see also List of Sri Lankan air force bases
* RAF Trincomalee (1930-1957) - now SLAF China Bay [ [http://www.airforce.lk/est/cby/cbyhisbs.htm HISTORY OF AIR FORCE BASE CHINA BAY] ]
* RAF Koggala (1940-1947) - now SLAF Koggala
* RAF Negombo (1946-1957) - now Bandaranaike International Airport & SLAF Katunayake


* RAF Kandy (1941-1946)
* RAF Colombo (1941-1946) - now SLAF Ratmalana
* Colombo Racecourse Airstrip
* RAF Kankesanturai (1941-1945) - now SLAF Palaly
* RAF Minneriya (1942-1945) - now SLAF Hingurakgoda [ [http://www.airforce.lk/est/hin/hinhisbs.htm HISTORY OF SLAF BASE HINGURAKGODA] ]
* RAF Sigiriya (1942-1945) - now SLAF Sigiriya
* RAF Vavuniya (1942-1945) - now SLAF Vavuniya

Flagicon|Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands

* RAF Cocos Islands

Cyprus

* RAF Episkopi
* RAF Nicosia 1930s-1966 still owned by the Ministry of Defence but used by the UN

Egypt

* RAF Abu Sueir
* RAF Abu Sultan
* RAF Almaza
* RAF Amriya
* RAF Cairo West
* RAF Deversoir
* RAF El Ballah (also recorded as RAF Ballah)
* RAF El Hamra
* RAF Fayid
* RAF Gianaclis
* RAF Heliopolis
* RAF Helwan
* RAF Ismailia
* RAF Kabrit (Canal Zone) -1954
* RAF Kasfareet
* RAF Shallufa

Faroe Islands

* RAF Vaagar

France

"During the Great War (1914-1918), and for a short period afterwards, there were at least 250 recognised airfields in France that the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service, and Royal Air Force used at various times." [ Jefford, C.G., "RAF Squadrons" pp218-221 ]

* RAF Istres

Germany

"Following the demise of the Cold War, and the subsequent re-unification of Germany, most former RAF bases were transferred back to the German Government, and many were also officially handed over to the Bundeswehr."
* RAF Ahlhorn
* RAF Blankensee
* RAF Bruggen - now a British Army Garrison, called "Elmpt Station, Javelin Barracks"
* RAF Bückeburg
* RAF Butzweilerhof
* RAF Celle
* RAF Fassberg
* RAF Fuhlsbüttel
* RAF Gatow
* RAF Geilenkirchen
* RAF Goch
* RAF Gütersloh - now a British Army Garrison, called "Princess Royal Barracks, Gütersloh", (AAC Gütersloh)
* RAF Hambühren
* RAF Hehn
* RAF Hustedt
* RAF Husum - a remote radar station on the coast near Husum, Schleswig-Holstein
* RAF Jever
* RAF Laarbruch
* RAF Lübeck
* RAF Lüneberg
* RAF Oldenburg
* RAF Plantlünne
* RAF Rheindahlen - now occupied by the British Army, as HQ United Kingdom Support Command (Germany) (HQ UKSC(G))
* RAF Schleswigland
* RAF Sundern
* RAF Sylt
* RAF Uetersen
* RAF Wahn
* RAF Hospital Wegberg - now occupied by the British Army, as HQ British Forces Germany Health Service (BFGHS)
* RAF Wildenrath
* RAF Winterberg
* RAF Wunstorf

Gold Coast (Africa)

The Gold Coast became the independent country of Ghana in 1957
* RAF Takoradi

Greece

Hong Kong

* RAF Little Sai Wan
* RAF Kai Tak
* RAF Sek Kong
* RAF Shatin

Iceland

* RAF Kaldadarnes

British Indian Empire

RAF stations of the British Indian Empire were transferred to the respective Indian and Pakistani Governments upon partition and independence from the British Empire. Many are now used by the Indian Air Force, and Pakistan Air Force"

ituated in modern Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan)

*RAF Chittagong
*RAF Comilla
*RAF Cox's BAzar

ituated in modern India

* RAF Agra - now Agra Air Force Station, Uttar Pradesh
* RAF Alipore
* RAF Allahabad - now Bamrauli Air Force Station, Uttar Pradesh
* RAF Amarda Road
* RAF Ambala - now Ambala Air Force Station, Haryana
* RAF Agartala - now Agartala Air Force Station, Tripura
* RAF Arkonam
* RAF Asansol
* RAF Bangalore (aka RAF Yelahanka) - now Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, Karnataka
* RAF Barrackpore - now Barrackpore Air Force Station, West Bengal
* RAF Bhopal
* RAF Car Nicobar - now Car Nicobar Air Force Station, Nicobar Islands, Indian Union Territory
* RAF Chakeri - now Chakeri Air Force Station, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
* RAF Cholovaram
* RAF Delhi
* RAF Dhubalia
* RAF Digri
* RAF Dum Dum - now Dum Dum Air Force Station, Calcutta, West Bengal
* RAF Hakimpet - now Hakimpet Air Force Station, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
* RAF Imphal
* RAF Jessore
* RAF Jodhpur - now Jodhpur Air Force Station, Rajasthan
* RAF Kalyan
* RAF Kanchrapara
* RAF Kohat
* RAF Kolar
* RAF Lahore
* RAF Maharajpur - now Maharajpur Air Force Station, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
* RAF Palam
* RAF Poona - now Pune-Lohegaon Air Force Station, Maharashtra
* RAF Ranchi
* RAF Secunderbad
* RAF Srinagar - now Srinagar Air Force Station, Jammu & Kashmir
* RAF Tambaram - now Tambaram Air Force Station, Tamil Nadu
* RAF Vizagapatam

ituated in modern Pakistan

* RAF Chaklala - now Islamabad International Airport and Pakistan Air Force Base Chaklala
* RAF Jiwani - now Jiwani Airport
* RAF Karachi - now Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal
* RAF Mauripur (used after partition by RAF) - now Pakistan Air Force Base Masroor
* RAF Peshawar - now Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar
* RAF Quetta - now Pakistan Air Force Base Samungli
* RAF Risalpur - now Pakistan Air Force Base Risalpur
* RAF Sargodha (??? Sargodha#Origin of name) - now Pakistan Air Force Base Mushaf

Iraq

* RAF Basrah
* RAF Dhibban (renamed RAF Habbaniya in 1938)
* RAF Hinaidi
* RAF Shaibah

Italy

* RAF Cagliari, (Sardinia)
* RAF Decimomannu, (Sardinia)
* RAF El Mas (Sardinia)

Japan

* RAF Iwakuni

Jordan

* RAF Zerqa
* RAF Mafraq

Flagicon|KEN Kenya

* RAF Eastleigh
* RAF Kisumu
* RAF Mombasa
* RAF Nairobi
* RAF Thika

Flagicon|Libya Libya

* RAF Benina
* RAF Castel Benito later RAF Idris now Tripoli International Airport
* RAF El Adem

Flagicon|UK British Malaya (now Flagicon|Malaysia Malaysia)

* RAF Butterworth - to 1957, thereafter RAAF Butterworth
* RAF Kota Bharu
* RAF Kuala Lumpur

Flagicon|Maldives Maldives

* RAF Gan - now Gan International Airport
* RAF Hithadhoo (domestic site for RAF Gan)

Malta

* RAF Hal Far
* RAF Kalafrana
* RAF Luqa - 1979, now the site of Malta International Airport
* RAF Safi
* RAF Ta Kali (Ta' Qali)

Flagicon|Netherlands Netherlands

* RAF Eindhoven (B.78) now Eindhoven Airport
* RAF Woensdrecht (B.79) now Woensdrecht Airbase
* RAF Schijndel (B.85)
* RAF Twente (B.106) now Enschede Airport Twente
* RAF Volkel now Volkel Air Base

Nigeria

Nigeria gained independence in 1960
* RAF Kano - now Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
* RAF Ikeja
* RAF Maiduguri

Flagicon|Oman Oman

* RAF Masirah
* RAF Salalah

Pakistan

For airfields used before partition refer to British Indian Empire
* RAF Mauripur - now Pakistan Air Force Base Masroor

Palestine (Israel)

The former British Mandate of Palestine became Israel in 1948/49
* RAF Aqir - now Tel Nof Israeli Air Force Base
* RAF Ein Shemer - now Ein Shemer Airfield
* RAF Gaza
* RAF Haifa - now Haifa Airport
* RAF Kolar
* RAF Lydda - now Ben Gurion International Airport
* RAF Petah Tiqva - now Kfar Sirkin Airfield
* RAF Qastina - now Hatzor Israeli Air Force Base
* RAF Ramat David - now Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base
* RAF Ramleh

Flagicon|SIN Singapore

* RAF Amoy Quee
* RAF Changi - now Changi Air Base and Singapore Changi Airport.
* RAF Chia Keng: a GCHQ radio receiving station and a satellite station (closed down in 1971) affiliated to RAF Changi.
* RAF Kallang - Old Kallang Airport (closed down in 1955).
* RAF Seletar - now Seletar Airport.
* RAF Sembawang - now Sembawang Air Base, also known as HMS Simbang in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm service.
* RAF Tengah - now Tengah Air Base.

Flagicon|SUD Sudan

* RAF Khartoum
* RAF Summit

Transjordan

The Transjordan was a British mandate territory until 1946 when it became the kingdom of Jordan
* RAF Amman
*RAF Mafrag

Flagicon|UAE United Arab Emirates

* RAF Bahrain
* RAF Sharjah

References

;Notes;Bibliography
* Halley, James J. "The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force". Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1980. ISBN 0-85130-083-9.
* Halley, James J. "The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988". Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
* Jefford, C.G. "RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912". Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
* Rawlings, John. "Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft". London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd., 1969 (second edition 1976). ISBN 0-354-01028-X.

ee also

*Royal Air Force station
*List of V Bomber dispersal bases
*Battle of Britain Airfields
*List of UK Thor missile bases
*List of air stations of the Royal Navy
*List of airfields of the Army Air Corps
*List of airports in the United Kingdom
*List of United States Air Force installations
*List of Soviet Air Force bases

External links

* [http://www.raf.mod.uk/structure/stations.cfm RAF Stations] official web page listing current RAF stations
* [http://www.ukcoldwar.org.uk/rafbases.htm Current functions of RAF bases]
* [http://www.secret-bases.co.uk UK "Secret Bases"]
* [http://www.servicepals.com/index.cfm/pcms/site.gallery.view_tag/tag/RAF gallery of RAF images] , from [http://www.servicepals.com/ ServicePals.com]
* [http://www.norfolk-airfields.co.uk/index.html norfolk-airfields index] Accessed 17th January 2008
* [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/index.shtml Subterranea Britannica] - Cold War


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