On Monday 25th March, it was announced that RAF Church Fenton is to close by the end of 2013. This sad, but not wholly unexpected news, will lead to the end of the 86 year RAF presence at Church Fenton. It is not known what the future will hold for the airfield.
The full text of the statement (from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-estate-rationalisation-update), is as below:
Reductions in the flying training pipeline, directed by the SDSR, mean that RAF Church Fenton is no longer required to host training operations and will close by the end of 2013. The units based at Church Fenton, including the Yorkshire University Air Squadron (incorporating No. 9 Air Experience Flight), will relocate; work is ongoing to determine the optimum location for the University Air Squadron.
There are five Service personnel who will be redeployed as a result of this change and three MOD civilians will be affected.
I understand that the last flying day will be Friday 20th December.