View Full Version : Worksop

24-11-2008, 20:15
This station hasn't been mentioned on here yet. There is really very little left nowadays, anyone got any pics? Has Ossie flown over it?


25-11-2008, 00:06
As it happens...
I have the feeling that while Osberton Estates accepted the need for a satellite airfield for Finningley during WW2, it was looking forward to reclaiming the land soon afterwards & must have been mightily miffed when the Korean war caused Worksop to reopen & stay in RAF hands until 1960. Certainly few airfields have been so thoroughly removed since that I suspect vengeance was partly the motivation.
Whereas all the dispersed sites have been cleared or built over, along with almost every scrap of peri-track, the longest runway survived until a few years ago in perfect conditon, retained to test lorry brakes. There were even traffic lights in place where a footpath used to cross it at the halfway point.
Today, even that has gone, cut back to a few squares of hardstanding for silage etc.
Go onto Multimap or Microsoft local while you can, as their images have yet to be updated. Google Earth will make you shudder!

Peter Kirk
25-11-2008, 13:03
There was a poor quality GE version that showed the removed runway marks quite clearly but it didn't last long as I went back to get a screen dump and they had updated it.
The bit of concrete just up from the recently removed runway looks to be part of the 1950's ASP (if that is the correct term) built over a couple of loop hardstands. The runways appear complete on the 1968 OS map and on my 1974 1" and I think my first edition Landranger. When were the two shorter ones removed?

24-07-2009, 23:34
Bing maps seem to lag some way behind others at present - which is good.

Link is here (http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=53.324145~-1.062026&style=h&lvl=15&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1)


RAF Worksop
03-02-2012, 12:51
Hi everyone,

I've recently set up a website as a memorial to the base and all the personnel who served there and want to get a more personal angle on day-to-day life by getting people who trained or worked there to e-mail me there reminisces of their time on the airfield.

The website is at rafworksop.btck.co.uk and the e-mail address is rafworksop@ymail.com

So if you or someone you know has any information, stories or photographs hopefully you can fill any gaps I have


Dave Cook

04-02-2012, 12:16
Good website Dave, always had an interest in Worksop and surprised at how little is left considering it was used in the Korean war. I have some ground shots of the runway when it was full length, around 2003 if you want to use them.


Richard Flagg
04-02-2012, 13:58

Nice website, though I hope you have not just joined the forum to promote your site and you are not a 'One post wonder'!! - as happens so often on forums these days.

As you have put a link up to your site on here it would be appreciated that you will return the favour by putting a link back to us from your own website.

I look forward to seeing some of your reports, photos and stories on here too. AiX has a huge audience and I am sure by sharing information with us on here you may well get some contact back too.


AiX / ARG Moderator and Admin.

RAF Worksop
13-02-2012, 17:18
Hi NJR - yes please if you could e-mail them to me I'd be most grateful

Hi Mods - nope not a one post wonder, bit busy sorting out the site and also working on a Notts HE-111 crash at mo but will deffo post elsewhere on here :)

RAF Worksop
20-02-2012, 12:48
Tried to put the photo on here but just not having it but if anyone wants top play identify the building for RAF worksop we've now got a photo at http://www.rafworksop.btck.co.uk/BaseHistory/1945-1951 The control tower is at the bottom centre with signal square WP upside down just south of it :)

RAF Worksop
20-02-2012, 14:25
RAF Worksop C.1950

Richard Flagg
20-02-2012, 16:41
Excellent photo RAF Worksop

RAF Worksop
03-05-2012, 15:06
Hi guys,

Hopefully you'll be able to hear my dulcet tones on Radio Sheffield next Monday on the Rony Robinson show around 11.20 when I'll be talking to him about the website and airbase!

03-05-2012, 21:42
Brilliant have never seen any pictures of worksop airfield before .

RAF Worksop
06-05-2012, 11:05
Hi guys,

Hopefully you'll be able to hear my dulcet tones on Radio Sheffield next Monday on the Rony Robinson show around 11.20 when I'll be talking to him about the website and airbase!

Hi eeryone, it'll be on at 10.20am now :) Glad you like the photo's Bomber, Pity I've not got any WW2 ones though, having trouble with that period in time as a lot of the pilots were Commonwealth from Canada, Poland and Australia.

11-12-2012, 16:36
Picture moved over from the "What Airfield" thread.


20-01-2013, 23:52
Interesting thread, I was bougt up at Forest Town and never even knew there was an old base there, shame its now gone.

Whist i'm on about it, does anyone know anything about a US Army munitions store that used to be in Worksop ? I was doing a spot of digging as you do and came across a story in the Guardian about their being a chemical weapons storage facility there....something else I never knew about but I suppose that was a good thing.

Be interested to find some info on it if anyone knows owt about it.

21-01-2013, 00:34
I think it possibly refers to Clumber Park. I don't know of any US Army presence there, and as far as I've been able to dig, only standard (explosive) munitions were stored. If I find anything otherwise, I'll post up here. I'm from Mansfield (mah duck!)

21-01-2013, 17:16
I was born in Woodhse mesen :grin:

Thanks for the reply anyhow, the map refs I found led to Clumber Park but didnt show anything there unfortunately.

24-01-2013, 08:58
Clumber Park

Identified on an MOD 2007 report for 'Project Cleansweep' as a site where the US military stored phosgene and mustard filled shell.

Renamed CAD Worksop in 1952.