Airfield search

Chilbolton

Major

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All those people who like eating mushrooms can only do so after these delicacies are grown with the aid of specialised compost. And the leading supplier in Britain of this material for commercial production is Tunnel Tech Limited – based at Chilbolton.

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Also known as: RAF Chilbolton / USAAF Station 404
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Radio telescope site
Date: September 1940 - 1961
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / USAAF

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Chilbolton Parish Council
  • STFC Chilbolton Observatory
  • Tunnel Tech Ltd
  • Wherwell History Group

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 3 MU

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 41 OTU

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 122 Airfield

  • No 124 (Rocket Projectile) Wing

  • No 129 (RAF) Wing

  • No 174 Sqn

  • No 183 Sqn

  • No 184 Sqn

  • No 202 MU

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 238 Sqn

  • No 245 Sqn

  • No 247 Sqn

  • No 308 Sqn

  • 368th FG

  • 422nd TCG

  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2723 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2766 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Folland Aircraft

  • Glider Pilots' Exercise Unit

Aerial footage of Chilbolton Observatory at the airfield. Courtesy of Ben Lovegrove

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