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Castle Combe

Also known as: Castle Combe Circuit / RAF Castle Combe
County: Wiltshire
Current Status: Farmland / Leisure activity (main position)
Date: 1 May 1941 (earliest known date) - 18 October 1948
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Aircraft Roles: Trainer
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):
  • Bristol Motor Club
  • Bristol Pegasus Motor Club
  • Castle Combe Parish Council
  • Drive-Tech Ltd
  • Merlin Motorsport
  • The Tavern
  • Torbay Motor Club
  • Wiltshire College - first British motorsport engineering centre based at a motor racing circuit
  • Yatton Keynell Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bristol Aeroplane Company Motor Club
  • Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 FIS

  • No 9 (P) AFU

  • No 9 SFTS

  • No 15 (P) AFU

001IWM (CH 11724).jpg

An Airspeed Oxford of No 3 Flying Instructors School based at Castle Combe, coming into land at Hullavington during the Second World War. © IWM (CH 11724)

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The control tower at Castle Combe, 1963. Courtesy of Castle Combe Circuit Ltd.

003Castle Combe 1980s.jpeg

The control tower and what is now the Tavern restaurant, 1980s. Courtesy of Castle Combe Circuit Ltd.

004Castle Combe 1990s Aerial.jpeg

Aerial photograph of the paddock at Castle Combe, 1990s. Courtesy of Castle Combe Circuit Ltd.

Touring car racing at Castle Combe with the control tower in the background, 1962. Courtesy of TOPCAMERAMAN

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