The Red Arrows + Great Rissington CC

A brilliant afternoon watching cricket and the Red Arrows fly-by at the Great Rissington Cricket Club (well done Great Rissi’). Cheap beer and good company also helped immensely. Thanks David & Jackie and David H. Then a cycle back, as […]

80 years since the birth of Rissington

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 […]

RAF LR’s accidents

Found this file today: Gloucestershire Aircraft Accidents  Courtesy of this website. I have highlighted a few of the RAF Little Rissington crashes. It’s an amazing list, especially in the war years. The Imperial War Museum remembers the Wellington accident at Great Rissington. This […]

Videos from RAF Little Rissington

Below are a few videos found on Youtube by David Harrison, Mike Grierson and myself. History of Central Flying School Red Pelicans 1963 Pelicans 1964 Red Pelicans in Colour Red Arrows Warm Up – 1965 Red Arrows 1967 Airshow Season […]

USAF(E) RAF Little Rissington: 1981 to 1993

USAF(E) RAF Little Rissington: 1981 to 1993 With the arrival of the United States Air Force in Europe, Little Rissington became the largest military contingency hospital in Europe. The aerodrome was cleared for C-130 Hercules and C5 Galaxies. During the […]

Rissi Kart Club – Round 2 – 22 Apr ’17

I visited the Kart track with my wife on our bikes, still worth a visit on Sunday, there is some very quick racing. We also photographed a Red Kite wheeling round during the event. Visit their website here: http://www.rissingtonkartclub.co.uk

The bank between RAF Rissi’ and UR is contaminated!

The artificial bank raised above ground level adjacent to the military boundary fence, seperating Victory Fields and the RAF Little Rissington is growing larger day by day. This is not what was proposed in the 2013 plans and is clearly […]

Little Rissi’ UFO incident

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 […]

Upper Rissington – 1998 – the arterial link…

Picture: Courtesy Mike Grierson The picture dates from 1998. You can see that the houses on Farman Crescent have yet to be demolished. There is rumour that replacement housing will be built here. However the houses behind Wright Road have already […]

637 Squadron recommences flying in 2017

Please see the quote from the 637 Squadrons, Facebook site: Last Monday, the first of our Flying Supervisors commenced their conversion training on the Viking T Mk 1 (the military variant of the Grob 103 Twin Acro) at the Royal […]

Building 10 Planning Documents (Officers Mess)

New drawings have been proposed in June for the above building conversions. The drawings will be uploaded at the foot of the post. See Link to Planning Portal. This is the accompanying statement: RESUME OF MINOR CHANGES It should be […]

Building 41 Planning Documents (Med Centre)

New drawings have been proposed in June for the above building conversion. The drawings will be uploaded at the foot of each sub section. See Link to Planning Portal. This is the accompanying information: Building 41 – Floor Plans – […]

Building 42 (Station HQ) conversion has begun!

The conversion of what was Building 42 (Old Station Headquarters) into homes has begun. New drawings have been proposed in June for the above building conversions. The drawings will be uploaded at the foot of the post. See Link to […]

Believe the BBMF Lancaster was lost yesterday!

BBMF appears to have an affiliation with Upper Rissington as recently we have had the C47, Spitfire and now the Lancaster PA474, flying over the village. Beautiful sound of 4 Merlins in harmony with 10,000 rivets. They are a fantastic […]

James Bond – Die Another Day

Looking through the archives – this story seems to be missing – so added again. From the BBC website – dated November 2002. A small part of Gloucestershire played home to the world’s most famous secret agent during filming of […]