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Dave Ainsworth (304th Entry)

A station close to he heart of most who have ever picked up a pen as part of their Royal Air Force service, this station closed its gates for good on March 31st. Such is the power of the Internet, that loggging-on proved to be almost as good as being there, as a number of sites covered the event. Two sites had photographs galore to view. A quick attempt at Googling “RAF Innsworth Closure Ceremony” will get most of what you might be looking for. I served there in 1970 and 1971 in No.2 Computer
Division and as a living-in airman never left the place, as that Division was sited at the Station itself. How times change, for like most Stations gate security was hardly anything and I remember that when going across the road to the sports field opposite we just walked through the gaps in the hedges. In 2001 I was in the area on business and had occasion to visit Churchdown and what a change it all was. A 12ft high fence around the station, which was little more than office and barrack
blocks and a large double gates main entrance/exit which was guarded.
There is a book of The History of RAF Innsworth being sold, with profits going to the RAFBF. It costs £5 + £2 postage and packing. You can get it from: RAFBF Flat 18 Ely Close CARTERTON Oxfordshire. OX18 3UJ. Enclose your cheque made payable to RAFBF. Or you can ring 01993-845752 with your debit/credit card handy. Further details from