RAF Croughton, Fairford

RAF Croughton, Fairford
Brackley, UK


Royal Air Force Croughton or more simply RAF Croughton is a Royal Air Force station which is currently a United States Air Force communications station in Northamptonshire, England. It is southeast of the village of Croughton. The station is home to the 422nd Air Base Group and operates one of Europe’s largest military switchboards and processes approximately a third of all U.S. military communications in Europe.
RAF Station Croughton was built in 1938, this station was first known as Brackley Landing Ground until 1940 when it became RAF Brackley. In July 1941 the name changed again and the station became RAF Croughton.
It consisted of 694 acres (2.81 km2) consolidated from three farms. Three grass runways with concrete taxiways dominated the high ground with the tower and other infrastructure buildings along the north side of the station and the slope leading up to the runways. In June 1940 the station became a satellite for RAF Upper Heyford for No 16 Operational Training Unit (No 16 OTU) to provide the unit with extra airfield space for night-flying training.
Much of this training was for Commonwealth pilots (Canadians, South Africans, Australians, and New Zealanders) on Handley Page Hampdens, Bristol Blenheims, and Wellington bombers. The unit fell under the operational control of the newly formed No 7 Group of RAF Bomber Command.


Welcome to RAF Croughton, England, United Kingdom. RAF Croughton is located near Brackley, Northamptonshire, just 20 miles north of Oxford and 70 miles northwest of London. RAF Croughton is a warm and friendly base with extensive travel opportunities both in the UK and on the European continent. There is plenty to do, much to see, and lots to experience.

Quick Reference

422nd Air Base Service
RAF Croughton, GBR

Airman and Family Readiness Center
Bldg 72, RAF Croughton, GBR

American  Red Cross

Commissary-RAF Croughton
Bldg 76, RAF Croughton, GBR

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Housing Office
RAF Croughton, GBR

Legal Service/JAG
422nd ABS/PA, Bldg 202, RAF Croughton, GBR

Medical Clinic
RAF Croughton, GBR

Post Office
RAF Croughton, GBR

The Kitchen of Croughton
Bldg 76, RAF Croughton, GBR

USAA PCS/Deployment Guides

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

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