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Berlin-Gatow, a district of south-western Berlin is located west of the Havelsee lake and has forested areas within its boundaries. On 31 December 2002, it had 5,532 inhabitants. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Gatow's existence was first recorded in 1258 under than name of Gatho. In 1558, the village of Gatow became part of Spandau. Following the division of Berlin into four sectors at the end of the Second World War, Gatow became part of the British Sector of West Berlin in early July 1945. For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... Events January 7 - French troops led by Francis, Duke of Guise take Calais, the last continental possession of England July 13 - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. ... For the 1980s New Wave group, see Spandau Ballet. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The General-Steinhoff-Kaserne, RAF Gatow and the Hans-Carossa-Gymnasium

Today's General-Steinhoff-Kaserne was between 1934 and 1994 home to an airfield, first used by the Luftwaffe as a staff and technical college, Luftkriegsschule II, and then by the Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps as RAF Gatow. RAF Gatow has the unlikely distinction of having been home during the Berlin Airlift to the only known operational use of flying boats within central Europe, when the RAF used Short Sunderlands to transport salt from Hamburg to Belrin, landing on the Havelsee lake. 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or (help· info) (German: Air Arm, IPA: [luftvafə]) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Army Air Corps is a vital component of the British Army. ... Gatow Airport is an airport in the city of Berlin, Germany. ... The Soviet Union blocked Western rail and road access to West Berlin from June 24, 1948 - May 11, 1949. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... The Sunderland, S.25, was a flying boat patrol bomber, developed for the Royal Air Force by Short Brothers, based on their successful S.23 Empire flying boats, the flagship of Imperial Airways. ... Alster Lake at dusk Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and with the Hamburg Harbour, its principal port. ...


The airfield was handed back to the Lufwaffe on 7 September 1994 and was kept in use as an airfield for a very short time, being closed to air traffic in 1995. It is now called General-Steinhoff-Kaserne and is home to some non-flying Luftwaffe units, and the Luftwaffen Museum der Bundeswehr. This is the museum of the Luftwaffe which has many displays (including historic aircraft) and much information on German military aviation and the history of the airfield. Admission to the museum is free, and full details of the museum and how to get there are on the museum's website <http://www.luftwaffenmuseum.de>. The history of RAF Gatow and of western forces in Berlin from 1945 to 1994 is told in the Alliierten Museum, or the Allied Museum (see weblink to <http://www.alliiertenmuseum.de/> at base of page). 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Also on the site of the former RAF station, but not part of General-Steinhoff-Kaserne, is a school, the Hans-Carossa-Gymnasium, and houses for government employees of the Federal Republic of Germany. This has been from 2003 part of the district of Berlin-Kladow. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

Gatow Airport is an airport in the city of Berlin, Germany. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... For the 1980s New Wave group, see Spandau Ballet. ...

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Gatow Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (564 words)
RAF Gatow was also used by the Army Air Corps, 7 Flight being based at the station, flying Aérospatiale Gazelle AH 1 helicopters.
Following the reunification of Germany, the British ceded control of Gatow Airport on 18 June 1994, and it was handed back to the Lufwaffe on 7 September 1994.
The history of RAF Gatow and of western forces in Berlin from 1945 to 1994 is told in the Alliierten Museum, or the Allied Musuem (see weblink to at base of page).
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