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TOPIC: Stapleford Tawney

Stapleford Tawney 15 Nov 2009 16:09 #1

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Has anybody any photos or any info on any old wartime buildings in existance? dedicated memorial? please let me know.

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Stapleford Tawney 22 Nov 2009 11:44 #2

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These photos were sent to me and taken by Fred Pearce

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Stapleford Tawney 07 May 2010 11:48 #3

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Hi All,

Has anyone on list got any info on the Battle Headquarters, located on the eastern side of Stapleford Tawney Airfield.

Thank in advance. GG

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Stapleford Tawney 08 May 2010 06:04 #4

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It's about here. Opposite the north wall of Hammonds Farm. I don't know what condition it is currently in:

http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?lat=51.65083944408001&lon=0.1624828577041626&gz=18&oz=9>=1

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Stapleford Tawney 01 Dec 2011 23:02 #5

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Just found this on Wiki..........

`Stapleford opened as Essex Aerodrome in 1933 as a base for Hillman's Airways who provided a service to Paris and other European cities using De Havilland DH.84 Dragon and DH.89 Dragon Rapide biplanes. Amy Johnson was one of the Hillman Airways pilots. After running into financial difficulties, Hillman was bought up by Whitehall Security Corporation Ltd and merged with three other airlines that they already owned to form British Airways Ltd. Operations began in 1936, but after 4 months all flights were moved to Heston Aerodrome, leaving just a small number of private aircraft.

The RAF took an interest in the airfield in 1937 and in 1938 No 21 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training school was established at Stapleford. Flying training was provided by Reid and Signist Ltd, under contract to the Air Ministry. One of the most famous students was J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson who became the RAF's top scoring pilot and reached the rank of Air Vice Marshal.`

................. It might explain the hangar looking more like a factory type rather than maintanance type..??? (If that makes sense...??)

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Stapleford Tawney 02 Dec 2011 00:19 #6

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If anyone has a plan of Stapleford showing buildings that might be extant, other than the hangars (eg Battle HQ) post it here and I will try to find and photo them. Its not far from me.
Its still quite a lively airfield with a flying school and a couple of light aircraft flight sims rated to keep hours up I believe.

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Stapleford Tawney 16 Jan 2012 18:47 #7

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I believe that was Thurston's hangar where they built the Tawney Owl and assembled the Aircoupes!

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Stapleford Tawney 17 Jan 2012 15:37 #8

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Having stirred the gray cells, I think that the aircraft being built in that hangar at Stapleford was the Percival Prospector.

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Stapleford Tawney 20 May 2013 08:00 #9

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Vertical aerial view of RAF Stapleford Tawney, Essex. Aircraft of No. 277 Squadron RAF, including Westland Lysanders, Boulton Paul Defiants and a Supermarine Walrus, can be seen parked around the perimeter track in the north-western (i.e. top-left) quadrant of the airfield, and in front of the hangars and technical site buildings next to the A113, Ongar Road, (top), which have also been camouflaged. The straight lines on the grass airfield are drainage runs to prevent waterlogging

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Courtesy of Imperial War Museum HU 93061

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Stapleford Tawney 25 Oct 2013 19:45 #10

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tc2324;90473 wrote: Just found this on Wiki..........

`Stapleford opened as Essex Aerodrome in 1933 as a base for Hillman's Airways who provided a service to Paris and other European cities using De Havilland DH.84 Dragon and DH.89 Dragon Rapide biplanes. Amy Johnson was one of the Hillman Airways pilots. After running into financial difficulties, Hillman was bought up by Whitehall Security Corporation Ltd and merged with three other airlines that they already owned to form British Airways Ltd. Operations began in 1936, but after 4 months all flights were moved to Heston Aerodrome, leaving just a small number of private aircraft.

The RAF took an interest in the airfield in 1937 and in 1938 No 21 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training school was established at Stapleford. Flying training was provided by Reid and Signist Ltd, under contract to the Air Ministry. One of the most famous students was J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson who became the RAF's top scoring pilot and reached the rank of Air Vice Marshal.`

................. It might explain the hangar looking more like a factory type rather than maintanance type..??? (If that makes sense...??)


Hillman's Airways D.H.89 Dragon Rapide at Stapleford during 1935 - this aircraft still survives at East Fortune (W.N.Francis)

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D.H.86 Express G-ADEC of Hillman's Airways at Stapleford Tawney, July - December 1935 (W.N.Francis)

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