Welcome to the RAF Worksop Memorial Website


05/11 MOVEMBER 2013 - For the fourth year in a
row I'll be growing a 'tache this month to support this charity looking after mens health - feel free to sponsor me at http://uk.movember.com

15/10 Messing about with photos this week so if your link doesn't work its been moved slightly, latest addition is of 'Ellie', Ian Barrie and gang taken in 1953.  Some post-war maps courtesy of Chris Savage and photos taken by myself during the 1990's will also be added this week (when the Game keeper had a shouting session at me for standing on top of the rubble pile!)

11/10 William Lyall Farquarson sadly passed away on 20th September. He was the last station commander at Worksop with 4FTS.  My thoughts go out to his family and friends. An obituary should appear in The Telegraph soon.

04/09 sad to report Air Commodore and former 211 AFS Wing Commander James Coward died on the 25th August full obituary at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/9515967/Air-Commodore-James-Coward.html.

21/06 Sad to report the death of Laurie Adlington this week. His funeral is at the Isle of Wight Crematoria on Friday 22/06/12. Rest in peace.


This project initally started as a magazine article for Worksop Life magazine and spiralled out of control!

If you served at RAF Worksop or have any information on the airbase/aircraft or personnel please e-mail us at rafworksop@ymail.com or follow us on Twitter @RAFWorksop.

We'd also love pictures of the base/personnel/aircraft too.


Dave Cook
Priories Historical Society

The original article as published in Worksop Life February 2012 (Yes it's a NF Meteor!)

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  • WK864

    Meteor F.8 WK864 served at RAF Worksop with 616 RAuxAF. 

    This photo is of WL168 repainted as WK864 at Elvington.  It is doubtful the aircraft served at Worksop in this colour scheme, as by the mid 1950's the squadron was painted in high speed silver.

At the end...
RAF Worksop during 2003 looking east towards Retford.  I'll put it through Photoshop shortly to get rid of the 'drunk' sky!