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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.


February Update

2020 UK Reunion

Join us for the 2020 ‘Looking Forward’ UK reunion at Warrington on the actual location of Sites 4 and 5 but much better accommodation! 

Full program including school visits to see the children who made the wreaths for Madingley, composed and sang a song specially about the veterans at Burtonwood. 

See our memorial window, memorial seat, the development that has happened on the site and come and renew old friendships.

Also there are some more exciting developments about retaining the memory of RAF Burtonwood and those who served there.

This may be our very last UK reunion so please help us make it the most successful.


2020 US Reunion

2020 Little Rock, AR reunion is now booking for October.

Great location, great program planned and great opportunity to meet with old friends and remember your times in England and the military. 

The reunion is designed for YOU and we look forward to welcoming as many members and friends as possible to make this the usual happy and successful week.


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.

Burtonwood Times

Vol 33 No 1 is under preparation and will be available by the beginning of March.  Anyone wishing to contribute or who has a notice to post are invited to contact Aldon Ferguson (Editor) as soon as possible. It is now printed in colour in both the USA and UK and priority is given to members who take it in electronic form which keeps the high costs of printing and mailing down.  Subjects will include the Norden Bomb Sight; The California Brunch Group; details of USAF transatlantic flights to and from Burtonwood in the 1950’s and the forced landing of a US Army U-1 Otter en route to Burtonwood in 1969.  Plus full details of tghe Albuquerque reunion and much more.

Series of Lectures of the Story of RAF Burtonwood

Due to the popularity of this series we will hold another in 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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