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About RAF Burtonwood
Based on what was once the largest and longest-running military airbase in Britain, RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre was established to preserve and uphold the history of the men, women and activities that occurred here.
Over 8,500 Americans were based at RAF Burtonwood during WW2 and over 70,000 service personnel served here during its 54-year history until closure in 1993.
The influence of the base on Warrington and the local community was very significant including 7500 marriages to GIs during its history.
RAF Burtonwood represents a special link between US troops and people of the UK, not all of whom were stationed soldiers but also including the many civilians whose lives were permanently changed by the base.