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Hinstock (Ollerton)


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Plans were put in place on several occasions to demolish the three storey naval control tower here prior to this building becoming a private residence and bed and breakfast guest house. One demolition team intended to make a second visit with explosives but fortunately never returned.

Also known as: Hinstock Aerodrome / HMS Godwit / No 21 SLG / Ollerton Business Park / Ollerton Satellite Landing Ground / RAF Ollerton / RNAS Hinstock
County: Shropshire
Current Status: Farmland (main position) / Housing / Industry (main position) / Leisure activity / Public road
Date: 17 October 1941 (closed to flying) - 28 February 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / FAA (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later metal
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft preparation/storage / Naval aviation (main role)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Hinstock Parish Council
  • Retro Aviation
  • Scream Wholesale

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 27 MU

  • No 29 MU

  • No 37 MU

  • No 702 Sqn

  • No 729 Sqn

  • No 734 Sqn

  • No 758 Sqn

  • No 780 Sqn

  • No 798 Sqn

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Aerial view of Hinstock airfield, c. 1980. © Dave Welch.


Part of the domestic site at Hinstock, 12 September 2020.

Various photographs of Hinstock during the 1980s. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix/Roland Griffith


Plan of Hinstock, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Burtonwood / High Ercall / Shawbury / Stretton


Bramcote / BrattonPeplow / Weston Park

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