RAF Abingdon

Royal Air Force Station Abingdon or more simply RAF Abingdon was a Royal Air Force station near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It is now known as Dalton Barracks and is used by the Royal Logistic Corps.

The barracks is named in honour of James Langley Dalton, a Victoria Cross winner at the Rorke's Drift Mission Station, Natal, South Africa, in January 1879 (as seen in the film Zulu). Dalton was a member of the Army Commissary Corps, a predecessor of the Royal Logistic Corps. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded for this action.

The Army now uses the base for three regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps, the 3 and 4 and 12 Regiments that support the 3rd Division.

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RAF Abingdon - Accidents and Incidents
... 22 June 1953, a Hastings WJ335 stalled and crashed on takeoff at RAF Abingdon ... Three crew, 15 passengers (including RAF Police and also their dogs) and two civilians on the ground were killed ... On 6 July 1965, an RAF Handley Page Hastings departing on a Parachute Drop crashed at Little Baldon, with the loss of 41 lives ...