RAF Cardington Camp

Cardington Documents

This page has been set up to record any documents that people may have relating to RAF Cardington so if you have any you can share with us please send them in. These may be for example old menus, certificates, sports programmes, group photographs etc which can give us many clues of everyday life on the camp.

Savings book1.docx

Familiar to thousands of RAF personnel - a national savings book. (Image sent in by Alan Thomas)

empire programme

A programme from an Empire Air Day held at Cardington in 1939

Driving license

An RAF MT drivers license issued in 1965 to Alan Thomas.

Demob guide to Cardington 102SM

Shown left a folder issued to RAF men arriving at Cardington to be demobbed at the end of World War II in 1945.

Social club

Above - a membership card for Cardington Sports & Social Club issued in the 1970's. (Many thanks to Linda Thurston of Shortstown ).

Passing out parade document.jpeg

Left: A very rare surviving invitation to a Passing Out Parade from No 1 School of Recruit Training dated 9th Sept 1950. It is addressed to "Flying Officer and Mrs Balfour" and the assumption must be that their son is part of the parade. If there are any relatives out their we would love to hear from you.

Balloonatics programme  1940
Balloonatics prog inner  1940

A programme of the first ever concert performance on camp of The Balloonatics - a group made up of RAF personnel in March 1940.

Ebay Xmas programme 1943
Ebay Xmas programme inside 1943

Above. Menu Christmas Day 1943 .

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