RAF Church Fenton photo gallery


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

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Fenton Flyer


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

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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

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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.

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Brian Davidson


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Excellent photo from the 1954 air display

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tom Jump


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

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Clarisse Edwards


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

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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.

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Spencer Cawthorne


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Spencer was 72 Sqn ground crew in the late 1950s

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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.

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72 Squadron Archive


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All images kindly supplied by the 72 Squadron archive

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Angie Taylor


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

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John Clegg


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

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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.

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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.

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Random files - 1946 - 1959
C-F-1954.jpg
1 viewsGreat photo from the 1954 air display. Nearest to the camera with its engines running is Mosquito RV365, while behind it is Canberra B2 WD946 in its' original Bomber Command colour scheme. The tail of one of the RAF Linton-on-Ouse based F86 Sabres (either 66 or 92 Squadron) can be seen to the right of the photo. Taxying down the runway is a Meteor 8 of one of the Church Fenton based Meteor day fighter squadrons (19 or 609).
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0 views72 Squadron Gloster formation - a Gloster Gladiator, Gloster Meteor and Gloster Javelin. The Gladiator was, I believe, still operated by Gloster aircraft at the time. The Meteor NF14 was the outgoing type on the squadron, and the Javelin was the aircraft replacing it. Formation pictured here over the Yorkshire coast.
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0 viewsExtract from F/O Simpson's logbook
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0 viewsSomeone's demob party in Selby, October 1956.
Going round the table from the rear clockwise:
LAC Pete Johnson, Mr ???? (coach driver), LAC Colin Vine, LAC Bob Haigh. LAC Ron Ainsworth. Mrs ???? (Waitress), Cpl Pete Richardson, Cpl Gordon Pearson. Mr Ron Simpson (Mess secretary), LAC Stan Fencott. LAC Graham Moore. LAC Keith Markham, Mr Sam Snowling. Mr Jim Michlemass. Flying Officer Jock Conlin.
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0 viewsStan Fencott after the AOC's parade

Last additions - 1946 - 1959
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