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USAF 3rd Air Force South Ruislip

USAF 3rd Air Force South Ruislip

USAF 3rd Air Force South Ruislip
Many years ago South Ruislip had an USAF base, situated just off Victoria Road where the likes of DFS and Curry's stand today (2004). (Official history heavy going stuff) Where was it? Well if you look at the map here (opens new window) and look for "Civic Way", then that is where it was, in a nutshell.

The questions of "What happened to it" "What is there now" and "Does anyone know Jim who was station there in 1964" come up on this site quite regularly. 

In order to address this problem Ruislip Online invite Jim, and all his comrades from around the world to share their memories of the base and Ruislip itself and contribute to this page.

This is best done by sending Ruislip Online an e-mail with your thoughts. If I think I have to I might edit them and either put in this section, or just used as a source of information about this area of Ruislip.

The initial plan was to simply post copies of e-mails from people who were stationed there in the hope that this will lead to other people sending their thoughts and so on, until a picture can be built up. However, such a number of people have written in that this is now having to be fragmented.

This whole section can now be found on the main Ruislip Online web site here

Did you know that there are actually five web sites in the Ruislip Online group when Ickenham Online is taken in to account..

Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!

So, as well as the one you are looking now which is mainly historical pieces below are some other web sites about Ruislip that may interest you.

Main Ruislip site

Ruislip Village Winter Scene

Up to date information about Ruislip and the area. Plus sections with suggested walks and even why houses are so expensive. Not forgetting the spies and USAF South Ruislip, so some history too.


Ruislip In Pictures

Ruislip In Pictures
Pictures. Hundreds of them. Old pictures. Old adverts. Old buildings, in fact old everything and just a few more up to date ones. A veritable cornucopia of pictures.



A beach scene at Ruislip Lido

Ruislip's premier attraction and so important it gets a web site all to itself.

Everything from the history from years back to struggling to park today. It is all here.

Some classic pictures from years gone by.



Ickenham Pump

We also run the community web site for Ickenham. Loads of old pictures and some more up to date one plus details of all that Ickenham has to offer.
Details of all the pubs and more is just one click away.