Tollerton Airfield

Photo:Tollerton - Trent Valley Aviation company photograph

Tollerton - Trent Valley Aviation company photograph

Newark Air Museum Archive

Photo:Tollerton Air Day programme 1973

Tollerton Air Day programme 1973

Newark Air Museum Archive

Photo:Aviation memorial plaques on the pill box at Tollerton

Aviation memorial plaques on the pill box at Tollerton

Howard Heeley

Photo:Tollerton village sign

Tollerton village sign

Howard Heeley

By Howard Heeley

Grid Ref: Sheet 129; SK620360; 3 miles SE of Nottingham

Opened: Licence granted 1929; opened June 1930

Squadrons: 27 E & RFTS; Field Aircraft Services; 12 Sqn, 44 Sqn & 50 Sqn dispersal field; 16 Polish SFTS; civilian servicing; Nottingham Flying Club; 22 FTS

Aircraft: DH Dragon; Tiger Moth; Magister; Anson; Hart; (for servicing Lancaster; Hampden; Halifax; Dakota); Harvard;

Nationalities: Polish; Commonwealth

Things of note: During World War II it is estimated that Field Aircraft Services undertook work on 1,700 aircraft and 2,000 parts for the Air Ministry.

Current status: Some of the original buildings are still in use as are the original runways. A range of aviation activities still occur on site including private flying; and helicopter flight training. Public viewing of flight operations is allowed from the flying club car parking area. 

There are several memorial plaques on the pill box in the area that is situated behind the current control tower. At the entrance to Tollerton village the village sign has an aircraft on it and in the village is the famous Air Hostess public house.

If anyone has any information about the Trent Valley Aviation photograph the Newark Air Museum would like to hear from you.

(This information was originally published in the 2011 booklet “Aviation in Nottinghamshire”, which was produced by the Newark Air Museum thanks to a Local Improvement Scheme grant from the Nottinghamshire County Council. Photographs sourced from the Newark Air Museum Archive.)

This page was added by Howard Heeley on 30/11/2014.

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