ROYAL AIR FORCE SOPLEY
STARLIGHT AND SOUTHERN RADAR
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)
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 www.dehs.org.uk.
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
Looking for wider contacts amongst former RAF personnel?