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RADFORD: Civil airfield or flying ground later military aerodrome (Aka COVENTRY)
 

Operated by: Daimler Motor Company (initially)

Military users: Examination Ground RFC/RAF Aircraft Acceptance Park
 

Location: Just north of present day city centre

Period of operation: 1916 to 1919
 

Site area: 208 acres      960 x 914
 

NOTES: From 1916, (some say 1915), Daimler used the aerodrome for air testing the BE.2c’s, RE.8s, DH.10s and Bristol F.2b Fighters they produced. Later it seems the War Office took over the aerodrome and it was renamed the No.1 Aircraft Acceptance Park for air testing aircraft produced by Daimler, Standard, Humber, Siddeley-Deasey and possibly also aircraft produced by Vulcan Motor & Engineering and Wolseley Motors in Birmingham?

Regarded today as being the first ‘proper’ aerodrome in Coventry it became a housing estate in 1923.

 

 

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