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Panshanger (Holwellhyde)

Also known as: Panshanger Aerodrome / RAF Holwellhyde / RAF Panshanger
County: Hertfordshire
Current Status: Unknown
Date: 1930s - 20 September 2014; (decoy) 1940 - 16 July 1942 (abandoned (as C99))
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation / Trainer
Decoy Type(s): K, also QF and QL
Decoy Number(s): M3
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Hertingfordbury Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 E&RFTS
  • No 1 EFTS
  • No 1 RFS
  • No 127 EGS / C127 EGS
  • No 127 GS
  • Biggleswade Flying Group
  • Carnegie Flying Group
  • Forester Flying Group
  • Hertfordshire Experimental Group
  • Hertfordshire Police Flying Club
  • Wasp Flying Group
  • Welwyn Flying Group

A hangar at Panshangar, 23 March 2006.


Remains of a building at Panshangar, 23 March 2006.

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A Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance at Panshangar, 17 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

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A Piper PA-31-310 Navajo at Panshangar, 17 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

The Police Flying Club at Panshanger, 1956. Courtesy of British Pathé

An indoor bicycle track built in a hangar at Panshanger, 1967. Courtesy of British Pathé


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