Mission Statement

The aim of the Burtonwood Association is to uphold the memory of the men, women and activities that occurred at RAF Burtonwood, Warrington, England since 1939 to the present day and to record all those achievements and preserve them for further generations.

December Update


Virginia Beach Reunion

The US reunion ran from Tuesday October 2 to Saturday 6th, 2018.  The Spring Hill Suites Hotel was our base.  We had a great time, excellent trips and beautiful weather.  Photos are available on the gallery page.

2019 US Reunion

The 2019 US reunion wil be at Albuquerque, New Mexico in October.  Host is Ray Gonzales who is negotiatinmg for the best hotel rates and the dates.  Full details wil be posted here once the information is available.

Burtonwood Times

Vol 32 No 4 will be sent for printing by the end of November but immediately sent as an e-mail attachment to all those wishing to receive it this way.  It comes in colour and is immediate rather than waiting for the printed version.  Printing and mailing costs constantly rise and we are slowly having to move to a paperless version of the Burtonwood Times to keep it economic.  Our printer, James Schaffner from Butler, PA has just updated and now prints the US version in full colour so you will see a huge difference.  Fortunately the UK members have been enjoying it in colour for some time.

Any non-member wishing to receive it should complete the application form on this site and join us and receive the four copies each year and be eligible to join us at our reunions.

The latest edition features Veteran’s Day at Madingley Cemetery at Cambridge where special wreaths were laid made by Callands Primary School in Warrington.  Other features are an in-depth article on the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron plus all the other current news.


Series of Lectures of the Story of RAF Burtonwood

Due to the popularity of this series we will hold another in the Spring of 2019 so watch this space.  In the meantime we are also planning a one-off lecture on Burtonwood’s Contribution to the Berlin Airlift 1948-49.  Full details of both will be posted as soon as the dates are fixed.  All are free to members but an entrance fee will be payable by non-members.


Heritage Centre

Please note that the Heritage Centre is open on Wednesday to Friday inclusive between 2.30pm and 5.00pm.  Entry is FREE.

For access at other times please contact the Centre Manager, John Cotterill, on 0789 013 5461


An Alternative Way of Becoming a UK Member

By joining the 200 Club you arrange a Standing Order with your bank for £5 per month which covers your annual membership PLUS your name is entered into a monthly draw for a £50 cash prize.  This way you can forget about your annual renewal, be exempt from increased costs and win the ocassional £50!  So easy – please click 200 Club mandate for the application form


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