It was a ruse of war and international disinformation campaign in the 1940s and early 1950s.

The planEdit

Spread a false rumor both locally and in international circles that a new special forces airbase was to be built near RAF Croughton. It was spread in the run-up to D-Day and during the first year of the 1950–1953 Korean War.


It would have been built with facility akin to the RAF maintenance depot and training g school at Oxford Airport. It was supposed to be 2 miles south of RAF Croughton.

See alsoEdit

  1. Noteworthy Air bases
  2. RAF Croughton
  3. Oxford Airport
  4. RAF Smallcart (faked airfield)


UK tabloid newspapers in the late 1980s.

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