RAF Woodvale Past and Present

A short talk on the wartime ‘contingency’ airfield RAF Woodvale by Neil Blair MBE.

Originally built for the duration of hostilities Woodvale airfield is still very much active today. This talk covers the early days of 1941 as the station becomes operational in the defence of Liverpool and the North West to what goes on there today – and everything in between (with 2 deviations)!

We are grateful to the Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Station Woodvale for his permission to give this lecture.

About Neil Blair MBE

Neil joined the Royal Air Force at the tender age of 16 and left the Service in the rank of Flight Sergeant in 2006 having serving throughout the UK and locations overseas. After a number of years as the Mayoral Officer to the Mayor of Sefton Neil rejoined the RAF as a ‘full time reservist’ serving as the Station Adjutant at RAF Woodvale.

After 10 years in the post Neil retired in July 2023 in the rank of Warrant Officer.


Sunday 30 June 2024, 10am – 4pm
Southport Armed Forces Day

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