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Bishopscourt (RAF) was a huge complex which now is made up of farmland, housing and a race track. This is an ideal spot to visit if you want to get a good idea of how vast some Second World War airfields in Northern Ireland were. Just be careful with access to the site as it has been split up and bought by many different people. You may need to obtain permission to roam around the complex. The airfield is situated on the Lismore Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6AH.
Bishopscourt RAF was designed as a bomber airfield in 1941 and was initially intended to accommodate light bombers of the US Army Air Force Air Support Command in January 1942. Six months later there were plans to house a Bomber Combat Crew Replacement Centre but this never came to be and it remained an RAF airfield. The airfield served as a Coastal Command Centre. Air gunnery training and aircraft care and maintenance also took place at Bishopscourt.