RAF NATO Air Base Bruggen
By kjfitz @ 2007-09-20 16:14:30
RAF Bruggen, Germany was until June 15, 2001 a major station of the Royal Air Force.
RAF Bruggen was situated next to the village of Elmpt, approximately 43 km west of Düsseldorf near the German-Netherlands border. The base was named after the village of Bruggen, the nearest rail depot. Construction began in mid-1952 which involved the clearing of dense forest and draining of marshland. The station became active in 1953 during the rapid expansion of NATO forces in Europe.
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