Category: Little Rissington

Category: Little Rissington

Village Facebook Group – you have been warned! :)
October 5, 2019 Little Rissington Nomad

The idea of a village Facebook group is a fantastic concept, until the bullies join and then it becomes a vile breeding ground of hate. These are some observations that I noticed, before I left (no names given): Residents that don’t like speeders, yet drive without care. Admins that remove complete threads and posts, because they

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Dragon Vets Opening Soon
October 3, 2019 Little Rissington Nomad

For information, the two semi-detached ex-airman quarters were converted into a bhp when the site was old off in the late 90’s. They are now being converted in a vetinary surgeon that will open soon. 19/02983/ADV | Proposed new fascia signs and standalone sign to reflect new veterinary practice | 8A Sopwith Road Upper Rissington

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Visit to Rissi Church
March 10, 2019 Little Rissington Nomad

10 March 2019 ST. PETER’S CHURCH – LITTLE RISSINGTON (information from THE WRITTEN HISTORY OF LITTLE RISSINGTON begins with the Domesday Book Survey of 1086 when there were twenty-two households in the village which was already distinct from Great Rissington and Wyck Rissington. The name is probably derived from the Anglo-Saxon words Hrisen and

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VHF Direction Finder (VDF) Antenna
March 5, 2019 Little Rissington Nomad

Picture: Dated 1 March 2009 by JF. I heard today from an extremely reliable source (Mike Grierson), that the VHF Direction Finder (VDF) Antenna in the centre of the airfield is still in use by NATS. It is the centre of the UK Auto – Triangulation system, apparently working on 121.5 and 243 MHz (the civilian

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80 years since the birth of Rissington
August 19, 2017 Little Rissington Nomad

Picture: J.Flint Jackie Oliver writes on FB. WOW. Just reading a book on RAF Little Rissington, and saw that this station opened on 11 August, 1938. Social Committee, Parish Council……..would be great to plan some sort of celebration for it next year! 80 years! The idea has grabbed the attention of many villagers immediately. One

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RAF C130J – 18 Apr 2017
April 20, 2017 Little Rissington Nomad

Two Hercules C130J models over flew RAF Little Rissington yesterday. I thought they maybe para dropping, however upon investigation of Notams, noting was listed, except for long term gliding Notam. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018

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Little Rissi’ UFO incident
March 24, 2017 Little Rissington Nomad

This is an extract from the the link below from Dr David Clarke’s website, please visit this link for the full story (fascinating): Michael Swiney (1926-2016) Air Commodore Mike Swiney OBE, had been flying for nine years when he left the airfield at Little Rissington on the training flight over southwest England. As the Meteor,

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Little Rissington church to commemorate the BofB.
September 6, 2016 Little Rissington Nomad

Article from the Cotswold Journal. Photographs from J. Flint (Goodwood Spitfire Meet 2015). THE annual Battle of Britain Service in St Peter’s church Little Rissington is to take place on Sunday, September 11 at 3pm. It will remember and commemorate the sacrifices of those airmen who served at RAF Little Rissington during the Battle of

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C17 drops paras at Little Ris
April 26, 2016 Little Rissington Nomad

Full Story here. On 12th April 2016 with perfect weather a C-17, flown by pilots from Number 99 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, ran in for the first drop at nearby Little Rissington. On board were test aircrew from Number 206(R) Squadron, with test parachutists from the Joint Aerial Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit

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RAF Little Rissington to reopen
April 1, 2016 Little Rissington Nomad

The MOD have announced today that RAF Little Rissington is to reopen. Air Vice Marshal Chumondley said we are looking forward to reactivating RAF Little Rissington to full operational status with state of the art J35 strike fighters in 2020. He said the aircraft would enter service with the RAF in 2019 and he went

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Watch Tower – Restored?
July 5, 2015 Little Rissington Nomad

Watch Tower – I believe it was the intention to restore the Watch Tower by Bovis / Linden. I’m unsure if this is still the plan. If it was saved what could it be turned into? Pub, Restuarant or Home? Tower Type: 1936 Chief Flying Instructors Block, 5740/36. This Watch Office was also built on

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Little Rissi’ – Hospital Project
July 2, 2015 Little Rissington Nomad

The following information came from Ian Davidson who gleaned the information from the archives at RAF Alconbury – I need to make a visit. Ian mentions that the engineering drawings for the Hospital project, which was known as 4E are there. The drawings state that main hangars were numbered 56, 59, 73, and 80 from West

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New 56 bed accommodation block!
April 12, 2015 Little Rissington Nomad

Just in front of the old “pan” at RAF Little Rissington a new accommodation block with Catering Facilities is planned to be being for 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, RAF Little Rissington.This is a picture of what is built and the Operations block (apologies for the quality – snapped with iPhone). Will take better ones in the

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Airfield active between 0800 to 1730 on 13th Sept
September 10, 2014 Little Rissington Nomad

There are currently plans to use RAF Little Rissington from 0800 hours on Saturday 13th September 2014 to 1730 hours on Sunday 14th September 2014. This activity will involve a ‘battle training exercise’ and as such will involve the use of “blank ammunition and pyrotechnics” and so some noises may be heard later at night.

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