Fairford has been a focus for events in the county not just for the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Police Constable 139 Albert Ford. Joined force 4th May 1914 and posted to Fairford in the same year specifically to guard the church windows against the suffragettes. Enlisted in the Forces 5th May 1915. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 418)
Officers left to right; Philip Hopson, Pam Allen ( Wakefield), Dave Smeeton ( back to camera ) and Bob Lightfoot, with Sgt. Dave Thomas exiting the car at far right, on duty on the Whelford to Kempsford Road for Concorde's first landing at Royal Air Force Fairford 9th April 1969. The British prototype of Concorde flew from its test base at Filton (also in Gloucestershire) the pilot was Brian Trubshaw. A Canberra chase plane and Gloucestershire Constabulary Austin 1800S patrol car are also in the picture. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1208)
Peace march at RAF Fairford 1980s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 694)
Control Room Staff at the Operations Control Room, RAF South Cerney at the time of the International Air Tattoo 1989. Lesley Hawling; Superintendent John Parsons; Police Sergeant Ben Weager. (Gloucestershire Police Archives 1981)
Fairford Magistrates Court. The Magistrates Court was attached to the Police Station in Fairford High Street, opposite the church. I was at Fairford between 1981 and 1984. Although no longer used for criminal proceedings, the court was occasionally used by H.M. Coroner for inquests. By the time I returned to Fairford in 1994 the courtroom had deteriorated, through lack of maintenance. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8778)
Photograph from Derek Freeman
Police Sergeant Harry Eastwood standing below a KC 35 Stratotanker at United States Air Force Fairford. Thought to be 1983. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8245)
Photograph from Derek Freeman
Fairford Police Station left to right , Geoff Poole, Derek Freeman, unknown, John Appleby and Julian Dickens. The chap in the middle was an American from Fairford, who popped in for a chat. He said that he’d heard about the English beer (warm and weak) They took him out for a few beers one evening and he got a little bit drunk! (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8255)
Photograph from Derek Freeman
Fairford 1991 Chief Constable's new mode of transport !! (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6042)
Photograph from Wayne Freeth-Selway
1986 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. A Gloucestershire Constabulary BMW R80RT registration number A442LAD, posing with Spitfire TE311. This is a Spitfire mark XVI, that flies with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2752)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Galaxy and BMW motorcycle (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2751)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
The space shuttle landed at Royal Air Force Fairford as part of a European tour, taking in various events, including the Paris air-show. Obviously the motorbikes are much more interesting and so are the focus of the photograph. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2268)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Echo 30. MFH 230W belonged to Fairford Police Station. When I was stationed there in 1981, Harry Eastwood was the Sarg. My colleagues were Dave Spencer, Terry Powell, and Derek Bavage. The minor damage to MFH 230W was down to Terry Powell who had an argument with a wall. The car was on it’s last legs, anyway. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8775)
Photograph from Derek Freeman
Echo 30 Fairford, A983 GAD was the replacement for MFH 230W at Fairford Police Station taken about 1983. The photo was taken between Hatherop and Eastleach. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8776)
Photograph from Derek Freeman
Echo 30 Fairford, A983 GAD was the replacement for MFH 230W at Fairford Police Station taken about 1983. The photo was taken between Hatherop and Eastleach. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8777)
Photograph from Derek Freeman
United States Air Force Fairford in 1984 Chris Jones with of the officers from the military police. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7827)
Photograph from Chris Jones
Royal international Air Tattoo Fairford July 1993 Russian Mig Aircraft – Both pilots escaped without injury (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2395)
Royal International Air Tattoo Fairford July 1993 Russian Mig Aircraft following mid air collision (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2396)
Bronze 2 at International Air Tattoo with Concorde 1997. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8178)
Photograph from David Morgan
Building 1223 at Fairford 2002. Chief Inspector Ian Clark, Chief Superintendent Adrian Grimmett, Police Constable Bob Holdsworth wearing headphones, Liz Browning and Sergeant Chris Williams. This is what would now be called Silver Control. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8045)
In 2008 the site at Fairford was waterlogged and the Air Tattoo had to be cancelled. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6742)
Photograph from Simon Edwards
Matrix sign on the M5 southbound before junction 11A warning those who hadn’t heard that the Air Tattoo had been cancelled 2008.(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6743)
Photograph from Simon Edwards
Gloucestershire Automatic Number Plate Recognition Intercept Team at Royal Air Force Fairford, Royal International Air Tattoo 2008, in the shadow of a United States Air Force B1. bomber. This was the year the Royal International Air Tattoo was cancelled. There were several days of torrential rain in the week before the event, the car parks were waterlogged and impossible to use. From left to right: Police Constables Lloyd Birch, Kate Bradley, Martyn Hillier, Police Sergeant Andy Evans and Police Constable Martin Gardner. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2161)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Jon Cann and Mandy Dearlove at Royal International Air Tattoo 2009/2010. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2383)
Photograph from Mandy Dearlove
Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, 2008/9 BMW X5 and a Red Arrow. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6079)
Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, 2008/9 BMW X5 and a Lancaster Bomber . (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6078)
Traffic Control. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 3964 )
B52 and a variety of police cars at Fairford (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6077)
Photograph from Mike Williams
B52 at Air Tattoo Fairford. Green Higgs Blackmore Sullivan (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 3021)
Photograph from Mike Williams
Joint Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Royal International Air Tattoo Silver Control and Ground commanders team pose with the Hawks of the Red Arrows team. All Gloucestershire unless it says otherwise. Amber Meek, Jerry Foster-Turner, Andy Ewans, Gary Thompson, Kev Roseblade, Nick Cook (Royal International Air Tattoo Security), Tony Scragg , Marcus Griffiths, Rob Priddy, Ian Phillips, Tony Godwin, Mark Levitt - Wiltshire, Ian Copus - Wiltshire, unknown staff member - Royal International Air Tattoo, Nick Ashley - Wiltshire, Peter Tocknell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 9018)
Photograph from Kevin Roseblade
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