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Cranfield is a large village in Bedfordshire, near the Buckinghamshire border, around 8 miles north west of Ampthill, and 9 miles south west of Bedford.

The name Cranfield means 'clearing in the forest where the cranes gather' which is why a crane is used for the village emblem.  
Cranfield is widely known for its airfield, built in the 1930's and used as an RAF training facility during the second World War.  After the war the site become and aeronautical college and eventually the Cranfield University.








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