RAF Cardington Camp

Final Bedford map
Before the ceremony.

Hello, welcome to the RAF Cardington history website set up in 2012. The station just south of Bedford town was in operation from 1936 to 2000 and although primarily a recruitment centre was home to a large array of Units. Balloon Units were stationed here, a direct legacy from the early airship programme begun at Cardington in 1915.

Free Czech Air Force Association Ltd
Absolute final sheds Jan 2016

The two magnificent sheds still standing proud. Home to airships from 1916-1930 and put to numerous uses by the RAF in later years.

Arthur RAF sign

Renamed MU217 RAF Cardington in 1955 - the Gas Plant supplied RAF depots throughout the world.

A Memorial Stone for RAF Cardington.

Thank you Bellway Homes!!

More details of the memorial can be found on the Memorial Unveiling Page in the Topic Section. 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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