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Chepstow II

Major
Also known as: Chepstow Racecourse / No 7 SLG / RAF Chepstow
County: Monmouthshire
Current Status: Leisure activity
Date: 13 May 1941 - 31 March 1945
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft preparation/storage

The famous racecourse here served as a Satellite Landing Ground from May 1941, initially for No 19 Maintenance Unit (MU) at St. Athan before switching to the control of No 38 MU at Llandow on 27 October of that year. Various types arrived for storage but Supermarine Spitfires tended to predominate at Chepstow. The airfield closed on 31 May 1945 and the racecourse was finally derequisitioned at the end of July 1946, leaving no obvious traces of its aviation past.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Arena Racing Company
  • Chepstow Town Council

 

ABCT would like to thank the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales for the use of their images. Find out more here: www.rcahmw.gov.uk and search their database here: www.coflein.gov.uk.

 Main unit(s) present:

  • No 19 MU
  • No 38 MU
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Aerial view of Chepstow racecourse, 1929. © Crown copyright: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales: Aerofilms Collection.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

LlandowSt. Athan

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