RAF Hartford Bridge [concept]


RAF Hartford Bridge [concept]
RAF Hartfordbridge; RAF Blackbushe


RAF Hartford Bridge (also known as Hartfordbridge and Blackbushe) was located in Hampshire 10 miles (16 kms) south-east of Reading.

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It opened in November 1942 and was used to test Horsa, Hotspur and Hamilcar military gliders. The FIDO fog dispersal system was developed at the station and it was also used by the Second Tactical Air Force during the Normandy campaign in 1944. In November 1944 the station was re-named RAF Blackbushe.


“RAF Hartford Bridge [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9022.

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