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RAF Alconbury

RAF Alconbury
Front Entrance at RAF Alconbury
Military structure
NameRoyal Air Force Alconbury
USAAF Station 102
Part ofUnited States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)
TypeMilitary Air Base
Location codeAL
In use1939-1945, 1951-present
Ministry of Defence
Controlled byRoyal Air Force (1939-1942)
United States Army Air Forces (1942-1945)
United States Air Force (1951--present)
Garrison501st Combat Support Wing
423rd Air Base Group

RAF Alconbury

Airport information
NameRoyal Air Force Alconbury

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RAF Alconbury is an active Royal Air Force station in Cambridgeshire, England. The airfield is adjacent to the Stukeleys [Great and Little] and located about 5 mi (8 km) northwest of Huntingdon; about 60 mi (96.6 km) north of London.

Opened in 1938, it is currently a non-flying facility under the control of the United States Air Force. It is one of three RAF stations in Cambridgeshire currently used by the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). Alconbury, along with RAF Molesworth and RAF Upwood are considered the "Tri-Base Area" due to their close geographic proximity, and interdependency. Except for a period of inactivity between 1945 and 1951, the station has been continuously in use.

RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth are the last World War II-era Eighth Air Force bases in England that are still actively in use and controlled by the United States Air Force.

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