RAF Cardington Camp

This month sees the addition of four new pages all relating to the years 1949-1954. Unusually some supporting documents for these years had been attached to the daily station ORBs (Operations Record Books) and reveal some very interesting snippets. There are two new pages in the RAF Cardington 1945-1960 section the first relating to The Great Flood 1953 in which station personnel played a part in a clean-up operation and the second new page shows the procedures and processes each new candidate was put through when enlisting in 1954. A new page in the Balloon Unit Section has been created for the Army Balloon Command based at the station from 1950-1955.
The final new page is entitled “Czech Exiles” and can be found in the Topic Section. This group of men had been below the radar but luckily the documents attached to the ORBs allow their story to be told. And what a sad story it is. Read about the poor treatment meted out to some of the Czech pilots on their return to Czechoslovakia after the end of WW2 and the reasons why some came back to this country. If anyone can shed any light as to what happened to these men after they returned please get in touch. It would be nice to think that happier times awaited them here.

Jane Harvey. October 2019.

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A A B Thomson - holder of The Military Cross & Bar. The first Station Commander of RAF Cardington 1936

A Memorial Stone for RAF Cardington.

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Thank you Bellway Homes!!

A huge thank you is due to Bellway Homes for supporting and financing this project right from the beginning. I think you will agree they have done a good job. Certainly without them this memorial would not have happened. Thank you from Jane Harvey.

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