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A Type Hangar, Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire

A Type Hangar, Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire

A A Type Hangar at Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire. RAF Abingdon was a Royal Air Force station near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It is now known as Dalton Barracks and is used by the Royal Logistic Corps. The base was opened in 1932, initially as a training station for RAF Bomber Command. It continued in this role throughout World War II. Between 1940 to 1942. After World War II RAF Abingdon became part of RAF Transport Command. From 1975 through to the 1990s Abingdon became a maintenance field "Aircraft Maintenance Squadron". In the early 80s the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster bomber spent a couple of winters at RAF Abingdon to undergo major refurbishment. From 1981 many ex-airline Vickers VC10s were stored at the base following their purchase by the MoD. By the early 1990s the aircraft were either converted to tanker configuration or scrapped. The station was closed in December 1992. It was taken over by the British Army and renamed Dalton Barracks. #A_Type #Abingdon #Air_force #Army #Barracks #British #Dalton #Hangar #Royal #Transport_Command #TRM_DA
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