Monday, 20 June 2011

RAF Little Rissington, Gloucester

This week I am sorting out my latest posts on RAF Little Rissington, an expansion period aerodrome in Gloucester. Nearly all the buildings and hangars are still there but planning permeation is being sort to demolish several.

There are 5 C Type Hangars or Sheds, four in a semi-circle behind the control tower (watch office) and a fifth set behind. This one is smaller and was used as a repair shed whereas the others were for resident squadrons to keep their aircraft and in offices down the sides used as crew rooms, instructional and flying instructors rooms. Little Rissington had two rolls initially. First as a Training Station which were the four C hangars and buildings behind but also as an Aircraft Storage Unit. Training was carried out by No.6 Flying Training School (FTS) and the ASU was No.8 Aircraft Storage Unit.

The expansion plans of the 1930's were for bomber stations to be in the north and east, fighter stations covering large towns and FTS & ASU's more out of the firing line in the west and North West.

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