Here is the Times weather review of 1962
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March was certainly very cold the coldest since 1892, February and April were not though Dave.
A gust of 154kt (177mph) was recorded on the anemometer at Enstone Airfield at 0357GMT on 26th Feb 2002. This was caused by a small, but powerful tornado that ripped across the airfield, on a cold front in association with a rapidly deepening low moving eastwards across the UK. Two aircraft were moved 50 feet and spun round, though with very little damage, but they were attached to concrete blocks weighing in at over one hundred weight, these shifted a similar distance.
Unfortunately, this was only considered a possible tornado as the situation aftermath was not properly verified with ground truth by a TORRO site investigator. However, somewhere I do have a photo one pilot sent to me showing the numerical max gust reading, which remains unchanged until reset. I was assured during a phone call, that the anemo was working within tollerance.
Enstone can be found just southeast of Chipping Norton.
No other evidence of this tornado exists; the land in the area being generally flat and featureless. However, the tornado occurred on an active rearward sloping cold front associated with a rapidly deepening wave depression, a hotbed for the development of small, short-lived, but strong tornadoes. For reference the short lived strong tornado that demolished the stables at Newmarket, Suffolk on 03.01.1978 is a classic example. This I believe was a T5/T6. 154 knots would suggest a similar type of tornadic disturbance at Enstone.