RAF Cardington Camp

As can be seen most were appointed for relatively short periods of time the exception being Gp Capt A R Arnold who served as Station Commander for most of WWII when RAF Cardington took on many large scale operations.

Grp Captain Arnold farewell 1945 middle

The above menu was part of a programme for a "Dinner & Social Evening" held on 19th March 1945 to honour the retirement of Grp Captain Arnold.

 Gp Capt C R Lousada 1956 -1959

Group Captain C R Lousada was the Station Commander between 1956 and 1959 . He was in charge of the Station when it was honoured with The Freedom of Bedford in 1959. According to newspaper reports at the time of the Freedom ceremony he was due to retire a month later on his 50th birthday in August 1959.

IF YOU KNOW OR KNEW ANY OF THE STATION COMMANDERS OR HAVE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEM PLEASE GET IN TOUCH SO THAT THEIR DETAILS CAN BE RECORDED HERE.