RAF Cardington Camp

Early RAF emblem

RAF Cardington 1936 -2000

Early RAF emblem

Updates April 2019

There is some great news this month of the name for one of the new streets in the housing development built on the site of the old station at New Cardington.

Final Bedford map

Above: RAF Cardington nr Bedford in Bedfordshire.

Empire Air Day 23 May 1939 inside shed1

Aircraft Storage in 1932

Arnold Way screened

Arnold Way is named after Grp Captain Arnold DSO, DFC who was the longest serving commander at the station from 1939-1945. It is so fitting that he should be remembered here. Read more about him in the Station Commanders section.

There are two new photographs in the 1937-1939 Peoples Gallery section - thanks to Cassandra Ballenger who has sent in a group photo showing her father Eric A Hook who was at the station in November 1939. Please take a look there are also the names of the young men on the back. You may recognise someone. Thanks also to Barry who has sent in a photo of his wife's uncle Stanley Boydell who was at the station in June 1937.

test badge cropped

Emblem of MU217 RAF Cardington

HQ Arthur 1986

The Shorts Building in 1986

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