RAF Croft

During my research for this page I discovered lesser-known bases in north-east Warrington called HMS Ariel, HMS Gosling and RAF Croft.

www.rafburtonwood.org has a section about RAF Croft on its website, and I thought you might like to see some photos of it and an account of life there from one of the Burtonwood Association members who was stationed there in 1950. It was based on Lady Lane in Croft.

In November 2011 a planning application was lodged with Warrington Borough Council to demolish the remaining buildings on the site of RAF Croft and to build new houses. I visited the site on 7 March 2012 and spoke to a local resident who confirmed that the plan had been withdrawn by the developer, which was confirmed in the press the following day. I noticed there was a health and safety notice regarding asbestos on the gate.

Since then, housing has been developed on the site.

Here is another website about HMS Gosling. It is remembered today in Gosling Road off New lane in Croft.