Airfield History

To everyone who is interested in the history and stories of RAF Oakington and Oakington Barracks we apologise that much material has yet been loaded onto the website. Under RAF Oakington you will see a synopsis on the history of RAF Oakington written by the author John Hamlin. Some information and a few photographs have been up-loaded for 7 Squadron and 571 Squadron. However, we are still having difficulties up-loading images from our archives along with the information and stories that go with them. We will keep working on the best way to resolve this so that we can more readily up-load information onto the website.

Please do come back to the Airfield section regularly as loading material on this section of the site is a priority for us.

In the meantime please do keep sending us your photographs and stories. They are all being safely archived. In addition to loading some material on the website, we hope that much of our archival collection will contribute to a heritage centre, which we are campaigning to have established, within the Northstowe development.

If you can help us by providing information please send details via our e mail address. (see details below) Please send any text for the website as a Word attachment – this will enable me to cut and paste the information onto the site

If you (or family/friends) worked on/were associated  with either RAF Oakington or Oakington Barracks we would love to hear from you. Please send us your stories and photographs via e mail and on CD. (For the heritage centre scanned images need to be approx 1MB in size so a copy on CD is useful. The quality of pictures sent by e mail are ideal for the website but are not really good enough for other uses.) Please ensure that you include your name, address, telephone number and as much information on the photographs as possible. (See our contact details for postal address.)

Due to copy right law you must be the owner of the photograph or information and have taken the photograph in person. If not you may still send us images but please make it clear on the e mail that copyright ownership is unknown. We will assume that by sending us your images you are consenting to them being used by the society for the furtherance of our Objects. Details of these can be found under our Information section.