Welcome to an unofficial website dedicated to RAF Church Fenton, an ex-RAF training airfield in North Yorkshire. Since its opening in 1937, it had varied roles as both a principal air defence fighter station and latterly a training station right through until its formal closure by the MoD in December 2013. It has now been re-opened as Leeds East Airport, catering for General Aviation, with the future looking bright.
Church Fenton is very under-documented, so with this website, I hope to amend this to some extent, as well as paying tribute to everyone who offered their lives for our country during wartime, be they those who were based at Church Fenton, or those who fought for us elsewhere in the world. Without their contribution, this country would be completely different today...
|Mr Allen Rowley, for many years associated with RAF Church Fenton, and well known for being the "voice" of the annual SSAFA air displays. Click the image to enlarge.|
|Click the picture above to see a British Pathe newsreel clip from the 1950s showing 72 Squadron at RAF Church Fenton with their Meteor NF14s|