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UPPER HEYFORD

Memorial Web Site

"Gone But Not Forgotten"
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Museum
To gain access to the museum...
...you must contact the North Oxfordshire Consortium and request a visit.
The phone number is 01144-1869-238200.

RAF UH Base Museum.

RAF UH Museum Introduction. Submitted by Russ Kendall.

Submitted by Russ Kendall.

Submitted by Russ Kendall.

Submitted by Russ Kendall.

Submitted by Russ Kendall.

Submitted by Russ Kendall.

"There is now a museum at the base. It is located in the second [British first] floor of what used to be the base commander's building, some called it the Combat Spt. Gp. It consists of three large rooms, one being a audio/visual room. The other two contain photos, letters, scrapbooks, and posters, and show the base from it's beginning in WW I, between the wars, WW II, and the Cold War. Very interesting, to say the least. RAF Upper Heyford is the only base in the world that had an aircraft named after it. The Heyford was a twin engine, bi-plane bomber that saw service between the wars, and to my knowledge never fired a shot, or dropped a bomb in anger. One of the UH SAC commanders, Col. Baxter, stopped by this past summer and donated his scrapbook to the museum. If anyone gets over to UH, take time to check out the museum, and ask to see Col. Baxter's scrapbook. You will need a couple of hours to walk the museum, and at least 1/2 hour to look through his scrapbook. Col. Baxter was C.O. there in the mid-60's, I know because he left shortly before I arrived there in March 1965. The guys who had served there during SAC's reign were more than happy to have the base under USAFE control!

To gain access to the museum, you must contact the North Oxfordshire Consortium [ phone number: 01144-1869-238200 ] and request a visit; I contacted them through Directory Inquiries and my wife and I got the tour that afternoon. The video they show is outstanding, and if they can get copyright issues resolved, it will someday be available for purchase. I definitely recommend buying a copy, if it ever does come available.

Don Todd runs the museum. Let people know that the museum is interested in memorabilia that people want to donate."

Russ Kendall
CMSgt (Ret.)
75th Cmbt Supt Gp, 65 - 67
Trans Alert

20 TFW, 1984 - 1987
1984 - 1985: 77th AMU NCOIC
1985: 20th EMS Maint Supt.
1986: 20th AGS Maint. Supt.
1986 - 1987: 20th TFW Maint. Supt.

Submitted by Russ Kendall. Upper Heyford Museum

"We were surprised to find my father-in-laws photo and bio in the museum. He still lives in UH; has written several books about living in the village, the base, and life in general. After he retired from his company, he spent much time rebuilding/converting old buildings in Upper Heyford."
Photo taken October 18, 2001. Submitted by Russ Kendall.

Submitted by Nigel Dawe, Research Historian, The Ridgeway Military & Aviation Research Group, based at RAF Welford, Newbury, Berkshire. Upper Heyford Museum
Framed print showing all A/C used by 20 TFW and predecessors.

Submitted by Nigel Dawe, Research Historian, The Ridgeway Military & Aviation Research Group, based at RAF Welford, Newbury, Berkshire.

Submitted by Brian Bradley, 20th CRS, 1988 - 1993. Upper Heyford Museum

Photo taken April 2002.

Submitted by Brian Bradley, 20th CRS, 1988 - 1993.

Submitted by Dan McKenzie, Peterborough, UK. Upper Heyford Museum

Photo taken April 2002.
Submitted by Dan McKenzie, Peterborough, UK. www.bunkertours.com

Submitted by Dan McKenzie, Peterborough, UK. Upper Heyford Museum

Photo taken April 2002.
Submitted by Dan McKenzie, Peterborough, UK. www.bunkertours.com

Submitted by Dan McKenzie, Peterborough, UK. Upper Heyford Museum

Photo taken April 2002.
Submitted by Dan McKenzie, Peterborough, UK. www.bunkertours.com

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