Welcome to the updated and revised web site featuring the story of RAF Sopley in Hampshire.

John Levesley, May 2006

   For many years a former WAAF at Sopley, Pat Sparks, was a great proponent of capturing the history of RAF Sopley. She eventually wrote a brief history of Sopley in WW2. That history has now been digitized as an adobe acrobat pdf file and can be downloaded. Click here to download and save the booklet

For accommodation in the area of the former RAF Sopley click here

for details of the autobigraphy of Wing Comander Ted "Shipy" Shipman DFC OC Sopley 1952-55 click here

Starlight  (RAF Sopley 1940 -45)


Cold War Guardian (RAF Sopley 1953 - 1974)


Station Brochure (RAF Sopley 1964)


The last days and the Final parade (RAF Sopley September 1974)


After the RAF left

also visit Nick Catford's superb website about subterranean sites with a detailed section on Sopley

and the Defence Electronics History Society at

The Defence Electronics History Society (DEHS) gathers and shares knowledge of the development and operational use of land, sea and air based electronic equipment and systems for defence."


Used to be at RAF Sopley? 

Why not contact the

RAF Sopley Association Membership Secretary

Raymond Porte, 10 Buttermere Close, Maybush, Southampton. Hants. e mail
 for details of the Association, its newsletter and reunions.

Looking for wider contacts amongst former RAF personnel?


World War 2 Ex is now one of the largest dedicated websites on the
Internet for those seeking to be reunited with old friends or for those
looking for information about someone who served in the Royal Air Force
during the Second World War.