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Across Northern Ireland, dotted around the countryside and near our towns and cities are the remains of historic airfields that played a significant role in the First and Second World Wars.

Where these airfields are, what survives of them, and what they tell us about aviation in the past, is important to us today as we look back in 2018 to the origins of the RAF in 1918 and reflect on its history and legacies over the past hundred years.

As part of the RAF100 Inspire programme for 2018, the information on this Action Stations! website will help you explore the traces of these airfields and contribute to deepening our understanding and appreciation of Northern Ireland’s rich aviation heritage.

The aim of this website is to provide easy-to-use practical guidance for researching and recording historic military airfields in Northern Ireland. It contains information about each of the former airfields as well as a providing a step-by-step guide to help you with your airfield research. 

The results of your Action Stations! research will contribute to the Defence Heritage Project (DHP) and the work of the "Living Legacies 1914-18" Public Engagement Centre.

The RAF100 Schools Project also has lots of information on its web-site which you may wish to use too, and a RAF100 Competition for schools that you can enter using your Action Stations! research.

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Aldergrove Ballyhalbert Ballykelly Ballywalter Belfast Bentra Bishops Court Boa Island Castle Archdale Cluntoe Eglinton Greencastle Killadeas Kirkistown Langford Lodge Limavady Long Kesh Maghaberry Maydown Millisle Mullaghmore Murlough Newtownards Nutts Corner Omagh Sandy Bay St Angelo Toome