Monument record 0660601000 - RAF Westcott


World War II airfield at RAF Westcott.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • MILITARY AIRFIELD (Modern - 1942 AD to 1945 AD)


World War 2 airfield used by Bomber Command for Operational Training Unit No 11 (No 11 OTU) from Sept. 1942 and Electronic Countermeasures Development Unit 92 Group. Involved in Operation Exodus (repatriation of prisoners of war from Europe in 1945). No 11 OTU disbanded 03/Aug/1945. Airfield placed under Care and Maintenance until April 1946 (B1-2).
Government Research Establishment set up in 1946 on the site of the wartime airfield to study rocket propulsion. The research establishment continued to be served by air in the post-war period and the NW-SE runway was kept clear of buildings (B5).

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC19271 Bibliographic reference: Robin J Brooks. 2000. Thames Valley Airfields in the Second World War.
  • <2>SBC19272 Bibliographic reference: Buckinghamshire Record Office. 1995. Wartime Buckinghamshire 1939-1945.
  • <5>SBC19422 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2001. Cold War Monuments: an assessment by the Monuments Protection Programme.


Grid reference SP 7100 1700 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish WESTCOTT, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Oct 13 2017 2:50PM

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