RAF Church Fenton photo gallery

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1946 - 1959This gallery covers the period between the end of the war, and the end of the station's time as a front-line fighter base. As such it covers the end of piston engined aircraft being used on the front line, and goes right up to the glory days of the Hunters of 19 Squadron and the Meteors and Javelins of 72 Squadron.
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Patricia Laws-Farris


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Photos from the mid-1950s sent to me by the daughter of the ex-Station Commander Gp Capt L M Laws

6 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Fenton Flyer


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Some photos scanned from those hanging in the Fenton Flyer pub in Church Fenton

5 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Ralph Bayley


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Some photos of an air day held soon after the end of World War 2, exact date unknown

6 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Derick Oakley


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4 photos are all from Derick Oakley who served at Church Fenton from April 1957 to September 1959.

4 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Brian Davidson


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Excellent photo from the 1954 air display

1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Cliff Phillips / John Lawrence


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Cliff was stationed at Church Fenton December 1956 until 1959. Also some photos from John Lawrence

12 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Derek Palmer


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Some photos from the 1950s, from Derek Palmer, ex-19 Squadron groundcrew. Derek is webmaster of the 19 Squadron Association website.

5 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Alan Poole


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Alan Poole's father Lawrence (Lawrie) was a master baker at Church Fenton in the late-50s.

1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Roger Carvell


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Roger Carvell sent me this excellent photo of an ex-72 Squadron Gloster Gladiator on the Flight Line at RAF Church Fenton, with a line-up of 72 Squadron Gloster Javelins in the background, which dates it to 1959. © Roger's father, W.O. Edward Carvell.

1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Tom Jump


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Taken while Tom was stationed at Church Fenton 1948 - 1950.

3 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Clarisse Edwards


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Clarisse was a WRAF member at Church Fenton in the late 1940s

6 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Colin Davis


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Colin was a pilot with 72 Squadron at Church Fenton from September 1957 until the squadron moved to Leconfield in mid-1959.

3 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Spencer Cawthorne


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Spencer was 72 Sqn ground crew in the late 1950s

4 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Ray Stanton-Linder


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Ray was a 19 Sqn rigger on Meteors and Hunters at Church Fenton from January 1955 - July 1957.

6 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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72 Squadron Archive


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All images kindly supplied by the 72 Squadron archive

7 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Stan Fencott


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Stan spent 4 years at Church Fenton from 1954 - 1958. He was initially a barman waiter and later a barman in the Officer's Mess.

15 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Richard Simpson


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These photos were all kindly sent to me by Richard Simpson, son of the late F/O Simpson, ex-19 Squadron pilot.

20 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Ron Barber


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Ron was with 19 Squadron at Church Fenton 1947/1948 and worked in the photographic section.

29 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Dave Anson


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Wing Commander Peter John Anson DFC's personally marked Meteor F8 sits outside 4 hangar at Church Fenton in early 1953.

1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Angie Taylor


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Some photos taken by Angie's father David Common during his national service

4 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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John Clegg


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John Clegg was a Meteor pilot on 72 Sqn in the mid-1950s

1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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David Kelley


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David was stationed at Church Fenton during his national service from Nov 1956 to June 1958, when he was a member of 19 Squadron.

15 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Brian Higgins


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Brian was a member of 609 Sqn RAuxAF at Church Fenton in the mid-1950s.

2 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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No.7 Flying Training SchoolBased at Church Fenton for two periods, 7FTS was the last unit to be at Church Fenton when it was still a living RAF station. 7FTS, whilst at Church Fenton, operated the BAC/Hunting Jet Provost T3/T4/T5 and the Shorts Tucano T1.
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Ralph Bayley


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These photos are all courtesy of the RAF Church Fenton station photographer Oct 1986 - Mar 1988 Ralph Bayley. © Ralph Bayley

5 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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John Smith


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The following photos are all courtesy of John Smith.

4 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Chris Chambers


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These photos are thanks to Chris Chambers. Visit his website at www.chrischambersphotography.co.uk

5 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Ian Scales


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Ian worked as an MT driver at RAF Church Fenton during the 1980s

10 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Mick Law


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These photos are of the display that was put on the day the station was closed down at the end of March 1992.

23 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Gordon Brooke


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These photos are from Gordon Brooke, who worked at Church Fenton from 1990 - 1993 and 1996 - 1997, as a maintenance electrician.

7 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Paul Nann


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1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Dave Goddard


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37 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Fergal Goodman


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All taken 10th August 1984

11 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Gareth Horne


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1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Geoffrey James


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1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Andy Paul


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1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Tim Simpson


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18 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Terry Welsh


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7 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Tim Smith


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1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Philip Hanson


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3 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Mark Tank


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3 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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Mike Roads


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1 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
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18 albums on 1 page(s)

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0 viewsMeteor F8 WF677, with combined 19 / 72 Sqn markings and the letters 'MS' on the tail - presumably the Station Commander's aircraft?
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