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Down Ampney

Major
Also known as: RAF Down Ampney / USAAF Station 458
County: Gloucestershire
Current Status: Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: February 1944 - February 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RCAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: Jimmy Edwards / David Lord VC

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • The Co-operative Farms - Down Ampney Estate
  • Cricklade Model Flying Club
  • Down Ampney Parish Council
  • GwynneSpeed

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
  • 3rd Parachute Brigade HQ
  • Cirencester and District Model Aircraft Club
  • Cricklade Model Club

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Down Ampney Village

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 19 Terminal Staging Post
  • No 48 Sqn
  • No 91 (Forward) Staging Post
  • No 109 (Transport) OTU
  • No 122 (Major) Staging Post
  • No 271 Sqn
  • No 435 Sqn
  • No 436 Sqn
  • No 2727 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2805 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Casualty Air Evacuation Centre
001Runway 15:33. Looking south east - 14 July 2007.png

Runway 15:33, looking south east, 14 July 2007. © Richard Flagg

002Runway 03:21. Looking north from the runway 03 threshold - 21 June 2009.png

Runway 03:21, looking north from the runway 03 threshold, 21 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

003Runway 03:21. Looking south from the runway 15:33 intersection - 21 June 2009.png

Runway 03:21, looking south from the runway 15:33 intersection, 21 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

004Runway 09:27. Looking east from the runway 09 threshold - 21 June 2009.png

Runway 09:27, looking east from the runway 09 threshold, 21 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

005Runway 15:33. Looking south east - 21 June 2009.png

Runway 15:33, looking south east, 21 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

006Runway 15:33. Looking south east from the runway 03:21 intersection - 21 June 2009.png

Runway 15:33, looking south east from the runway 03:21 intersection, 21 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

007Spectacle Type Dispersal at the west of the airfield - 21 June 2009.png

Spectacle Type Dispersal at the west of the airfield, 21 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

008Taxiway at the north of the airfield. Looking north east from the runway 15 threshold - 21 June 2009.png

Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking north east from the runway 15 threshold, 21 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Hullavington

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