RAFĀ Cardington Camp

Cardington Images

If you have any personal photographs of buildings at RAF Cardington please send them in to be shown on this page. Below is a mixture of photos sent in or purchased relating to RAF Cardington. Many websites on the internet show the same images so it would be good to display original photos here. Over the years there were many different units within the camp with little evidence remaining of where these were located and the buildings they occupied. So please search your lofts and albums for any old photographs and send them in!

Typical Billet June 1949 Bletchley

This wonderful image is shown with kind permission of Heather Simkins and was taken by Sidney Oscar Wilson who was stationed at RAF Cardington for a time in 1949/1950. It is labelled " A typical billett at Cardington" and on the back is the date June 1949. This very rare image shows how neat and tidy billetts had to be kept and the living conditions for recruits at that time. One wonders just how many thousands of young men passed through this particular billett. This photograph is part of a fabulous collection of images taken by Sidney Wilson during his RAF career. His Flight photograph taken at Cardington is shown in the RAF Servicemen 1945-1960 page in The Peoples Gallery section

Many thanks must go to Heather Simpkins for preserving this collection and sharing these images with us.

De Havilland plane by the sheds

A beautiful photo of a de havilland airplane by the side of one of the sheds.

Station 1939-1945 Spitfire

The station gate guard.

Broadcast system 1949

Recently for sale at auction the station broadcast system used in 1949.

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