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Richard Austen
26-07-2012, 13:53
Good afternoon all.

I recently came across a reference to this RAF Station to the effect that 2949 Sqn RAF Regiment formed here in 1943.

I cannot find a reference to this station in any of my records (perhaps it was an alternative name) - does anyone have any idea as to its location.

Regards.

Richard

StuartBr
27-07-2012, 06:52
Richard,

Longcross to me implies Chobham Common. The site of the former Military Vehicle Engineering Establishment. Much as I hate wikipedia as a reference, it does give some interesting clues.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Vehicles_and_Engineering_Establishment

"In 1942 the DTD at Farnborough spawned the Fighting Vehicles Proving Establishment (FVPE), which moved to a new purpose-built camp in Chertsey on the site of the former RAF Chobham that was convenient for testing tanks on Chobham Heath."

The referenced document for this quote is no longer live on the DSTL website.

Regards

Stuart

PETERTHEEATER
05-08-2012, 09:23
There is also a Longcross near Shepton Mallet in Somerset that had a a War Department depot and later an Ammunition Depot during WW2