RAF Cardington Camp

Hello, welcome to the RAF Cardington history website. The station was in operation from 1936 to 2000 and this website was created in 2012 to make sure it is not forgotten. As you can see below Saturday 18th May 2019 was a very special day as a memorial stone to the station was unveiled. The history research is still ongoing so if you have any photos and stories you would like to share please make contact. Thank you.

Jane Harvey.
June 2019

Stuart Hadaway and guests.

A Memorial Stone for RAF Cardington.

There were smiles all round at Shortstown on Saturday 18th May when a memorial stone to the station was unveiled. Special guests assembled to witness the unveiling of the stone located at the front of the Shorts Building (known as Station HQ in the RAF years).

The memorial was designed and totally financed by Bellway Homes who are the major developers of the site which is now a housing development. Responding to a request to provide a lasting memorial to the station they agreed without hesitation to support the initiative. Permission was obtained from the MOD to use the RAF emblem on the memorial and the process began.