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Down Ampney

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
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):


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