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Blakehill Farm (Cricklade)

Major
Also known as: Blakehill / RAF Blakehill Farm / USAAF Station 459
County: Wiltshire
Current Status: Nature reserve
Date: 9 February 1944 - March 1957
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Airborne forces / Trainer
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Cricklade Museum
  • Leigh Parish Council
  • Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

 

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 FTS

  • No 18 Terminal Staging Post

  • No 19 Terminal Staging Post

  • No 22 HGCU

  • No 92 (Forward) Staging Post

  • No 93 (Forward) Staging Post

  • No 109 (Transport) OTU

  • No 123 (Major) Staging Post

  • No 233 Sqn

  • No 271 Sqn

  • No 437 Sqn

  • No 575 Sqn

  • No 1528 RAT Flight

  • No 1555 RAT Flight

  • No 2748 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2835 Sqn RAF Regiment

Various clips and images of Blakehill Farm. Courtesy of Triumph Vinny

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