RAF Bridgnorth

RAF Bridgnorth is where tens of thousands servicemen and women did their Basic Training.
This web site, launched on 4th August 2003, aims to bring together friends, photographs and memories of those days.    
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Sorry but most of the 2,000 photographs have been removed off this site.

Despite being illegal and requests to stop, one individual in Bridgnorth persists in stealing images off the site for his own personal financial gain and to satisfy his conceited vanity.
Whilst various options are investigated, I've reluctantly decided to remove all 2,000 photographs off the site.
I'm no longer prepared to spend dozens of hours each month and hundreds of pounds each year, to maintain the site just to have the content stolen.
I extend my apologies to all the former recruits and their families, for this action, caused by one selfish individual.
What I hoped would be a free, informative resource for future generations, is no more.
Some fifteen years ago, I designed this web site so that former recruits could contribute their photographs and memories of RAF Bridgnorth and re-establish contact with their former comrades. In that, the site has been successful many times.
The site was also for their children and grandchildren to see what the recruits life was like during their 'square bashing' time at Bridgnorth.
The site has always been free to view with no need to register, login or subject to countless advertisements.
That open door policy has now become the cause of its impending closure.

Over 1,400 photographs of people Station plan General photographs How it looks now
List of former Personnel, sorted by
Surnames A - K    L - Z    or    Service Numbers
Distant memories
Miscellaneous Facts The Drill Cup List of Corporals, etc. Message Forum
Search this site Photographs / Reports of Reunions 'Freedom of Entry' Commentary Make a donation please
Unveiling of the Memorial in 2010 RAF Personnel in the local newspaper Twenty page booklet c.1957 The Dutch Connection
The 50th Anniversary of the closure was commemorated on Sat 1st June 2013.
My own photographs are here.
          Stuart Hendry's photographs are here.
Christenings, Marriages and Burials at RAF Bridgnorth.

Bridgnorth Library & Visitor Information Centre has a wonderful collection of documents, mainly photographs, of RAF Bridgnorth and its recruits, which have been deposited with them. They also have a RAF Bridgnorth Visitors Book recording the visit of many former servicemen and women. See the  Bridgnorth Library website  for opening hours. If you have any photographs or documents that you wish to share, please see here.   Although very little of the former RAF station now exists, the beautiful town of Bridgnorth is still the place to relive those days. Please come and visit us. For more information about the town of Bridgnorth please visit a typical web site here.

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This web site is a private concern. It has no connection with any official body, company or organization. Please let me know if you believe copyright has been infringed on any material so that it can be removed. The webmaster, Mr Gwynne Chadwick, has not served in the Forces and has no personal history of RAF Bridgnorth