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RAF Windrush was first used as a Relief Landing Ground in 1940 by the North American Harvard and Airspeed Oxford training aircraft of No.15 SFTS based at RAF Chipping Norton. The station consisted of a grass strip and several nissen huts. Frequent visitors were the Oxfords and Ansons from the nearby No.6 SFTS at RAF Little Rissington. (Which later becamme the parent station of Windrush)
During 1942 RAF Windrush was modernized. A concrete perimeter track was built, and two Sommerfeld Track (Steel net) runways were laid. giving the station an all-weather capability. At the same time more permanent accommodation was built for the Airmen and WAAF's detached to Windrush. Nine Blister hangars were also erected, and a standard RLG Watch Office (Control Tower) was built to the north of the landing ground.
Windrush continued in the role of a Relief Landing Ground through out teh war and finally closed as an RAF station on 12th July 1945. Windrush is used today as an airfield for light aircraft and parachuting. Many of the buildings have decayed, those remaining are used by a local farmer. The control tower has been restored by the site owners.
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