USAAF Station 102
|Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in England|
|Coordinates||52°21′48″N 000°13′22″W / 52.36333°N 0.22278°WCoordinates: 52°21′48″N 000°13′22″W / 52.36333°N 0.22278°W|
|Type||RAF station (US Visiting Forces)|
|Area||497 hectares (1,230 acres)|
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Operator||US Air Force|
|Controlled by||US Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa|
RAF Bomber Command
* No. 2 Group RAF
* No. 3 Group RAF
|In use||May 1938–1942 (Royal Air Force)|
1942–1945 (US Army Air Forces)
1951 – present (US Air Force)
|Battles/wars||European theatre of World War II|
|Occupants||423d Air Base Group|
|Identifiers||IATA: AYH, ICAO: EGWZ, WMO: 035620|
|Elevation||50 metres (164 ft) AMSL|
|Notes: Flying ceased in 1995|
Royal Air Force Alconbury or more simply RAF Alconbury is an active Royal Air Force station near Huntingdon, England. The airfield is in the civil parish of The Stukeleys, close to the villages of Great Stukeley, Little Stukeley, and Alconbury. Flying operations are no longer based at the site, with most of the land, including the runway, having been sold in 2009 to become the new settlement of Alconbury Weald.
Opened in 1938 for use by RAF Bomber Command, the station has been used from 1942 by the United States Army Air Force. It was occupied by the 93d Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force: visitors included King George VI who visited the site and saw the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses there on 13 November 1942.
It was announced by The Pentagon on 8 January 2015 that RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth would be closing by 2020. Most of the units at Alconbury and Molesworth will be moved to RAF Croughton, along with the personnel. However, changing security conditions in Europe and resurgent politico-military moves by Russia have caused USEUCOM to begin reconsidering these closure actions in 2017 and actual closures remain in flux.
Units based at RAF Alconbury.
United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA)