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Montford Bridge

Also known as: Forton (unofficial local name) / Montford Bridge Aerodrome / RAF Montford Bridge
County: Shropshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: April 1942 - July 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

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

  • Bomere Heath & District Parish Council - formerly Pimhill Parish Council
  • Halls
  • Montford Parish Council
  • Shrewsbury Motorcycle School
  • Shropshire Model Flying Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 7 AACU
  • No 11 (P) AFU
  • No 34 MU
  • No 61 OTU
  • No 577 Sqn 

Remains of a runway at Montford Bridge, 10 April 2014.


Remains of a runway and perimeter track at Montford Bridge, 31 July 2016.


The Watch Office at Montford Bridge, 22 June 2019. 


The Battle Headquarters at Montford Bridge, 22 June 2019.


A Romney Hut at Montford Bridge, 15 September 2020.


Remains of a building at Montford Bridge, 15 September 2020.

Various photographs of Montford Bridge, 1980 and 1992. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix/R. Griffith

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