Langar Airfield

Photo:Bombs stored on the roadside near Langar in 1947

Bombs stored on the roadside near Langar in 1947

Newark Air Museum Archive

Photo:Shackleton martime patrol aircraft at Langar

Shackleton martime patrol aircraft at Langar

Newark Air Museum Archive

Photo:207 Squadron memorial at Langar airfield

207 Squadron memorial at Langar airfield

Newark Air Museum Archive

By Howard Heeley

Grid Ref: Sheet 129; SK740335; 10 miles SE of Nottingham

Opened: March 1940

Squadrons: 207 Sqn; 435th & 441st TCG of 9th USAF; 1669 HCU; RCAF Maintenance Unit; A.V.Roe

Aircraft: Manchester; Hampden; Lancaster; Horsa; DC-3; C-53; Waco glider; Hadrian glider; Halifax; Hurricane; Spitfire; Bristol Freighter; Beechcraft Expeditors; assorted Avro airframes including Shackletons.

Nationalities: Commonwealth; American; Canadian

Things of note: Unusual in that it had a dual military and civilian (A.V.Roe) use from 1942 - A.V.Roe ceasing operations in 1968, with this company undertaking major servicing activities on aircraft like Shackletons.

Current status: Currently an active airfield for parachuting with the British Parachute School being based there; and a public viewing area is accessible. Some original buildings survive and have an industrial use, including part of the former A.V.Roe facilities. Located on the edge of the airfield is the 207 Squadron memorial at grid ref: Sheet 129; SK734333. A Memorial Book to 207 Squadron was also placed in St. Andrew's Church, Langar.

(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 14/11/2014.

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