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Colerne

Major
Also known as: Azimghur Barracks / RAF Colerne / USAAF Station 353
County: Wiltshire
Current Status: Army barracks / Aviation / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: 1 January 1940 - 31 March 1976; subsequent limited use to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / RAAF / RCAF / RNZAF
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Bristol Motor Club
  • Bristol Pegasus Motor Club
  • Colerne HIVE
  • Colerne Parish Council
  • Haycombe Cemetery

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bristol Aeroplane Company Motor Club

 Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Aircraft Delivery Flight

  • No 3 AEF

  • No 10 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 10 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 24 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 24 Sqn

  • 27th FS

  • No 27 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 27 (Signals Training) Group

  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 36 Sqn

  • No 39 MU

  • No 48 Sqn

  • No 49 MU

  • No 62 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 81 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 87 Sqn

  • No 89 Sqn

  • No 92 GS

  • No 114 Sqn

  • No 118 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 125 Sqn

  • No 131 Sqn

  • No 137 Sqn

  • No 149 (Long Range Fighter) Wing

  • No 151 Sqn

  • No 165 Sqn

  • No 175 Sqn

  • No 183 Sqn

  • No 184 Sqn

  • No 218 MU

  • No 219 Sqn

  • No 238 MU

  • No 238 OCU

  • No 245 Sqn

  • No 256 Sqn

  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 285 Sqn

  • No 286 Sqn

  • No 307 Sqn

  • No 316 Sqn

  • No 317 Sqn

  • No 410 Sqn

  • No 456 Sqn

  • No 488 Sqn

  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 511 Sqn

  • No 587 Sqn

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 616 Sqn

  • No 662 Sqn

  • No 1335 (Meteor) CU

  • No 1454 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 1457 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 1487 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1498 (TT) Flight

  • No 1956 Reserve AOP Flight

  • No 1963 Reserve AOP Flight

  • No 2743 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2750 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2794 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2800 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2810 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Airborne Interception School

  • Bristol UAS

  • RAF Colerne Communication Sqn

  • Special Installation Flight

The 50th Anniversary of the RAF, including footage from Colerne, 1968. Courtesy of British Pathé

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