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Kart racing is also very popular at this airfield along with aviation and industry, thanks to the Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club and Mansell Raceway, run by former Formula 1 world champion and CART IndyCar World Series winner Nigel Mansell.

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Also known as: Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm / Dunkeswell Business Park / Dunkeswell Industrial Estate / Flightway Business Park / Mansell Raceway / RAF Dunkeswell / USAAF Station 173
County: Devon
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Leisure activity / Museum / Public road
Date: Opened July 1943
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

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

  • A.E.M.E. Ltd
  • Actron Ltd
  • Air Sub International
  • Air Westward Limited
  • Alpha Westward Limited 
  • Allwood Timber Products
  • Anthemis Designs Limited
  • APC Services
  • Aquion International Ltd
  • Armadillo Products
  • Armotek Ltd
  • Autologic
  • BK Auto Repairs
  • Bracknell Roofing Co Ltd
  • Cheshire Electrical Decor
  • CJ Keitch Engineering
  • Concept Point
  • Country Style Products
  • Country Window Systems
  • Coziers
  • Culm Valley Mills
  • Devonshire Tea & Coffee
  • Dragon Performance
  • Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club
  • Dunkeswell Memorial Museum
  • Dunkeswell Parish Council
  • East Devon Vans
  • Ebbels UK Ltd
  • Electromec Services
  • Ellendale Engineering Ltd
  • Fantastic Illuminations
  • Farmer and Roper Ltd
  • Febwell & Co. Ltd
  • First Four
  • First Research Ltd
  • Fly Moore
  • Graham Leney Ltd
  • Hall Engineering
  • Hargold Trading Ltd
  • Hentland
  • ICT Infrastructure Solutions Limited
  • Independent Components Ltd
  • J S Packaging
  • Little's Ltd
  • M B Caravans South West
  • Mandarin Motor Sport
  • Mansell Raceway
  • Mike Pearce & Sons
  • MST Auctioneers Ltd
  • Oceanic (SW) Ltd
  • One Fine Day Fifth Partnership
  • Overclean Scotland Ltd
  • P C Transport
  • Pace of Oakley Ltd
  • Perry of Oakley Ltd 
  • Peter Bancroft Services
  • Peter Quinain Hardwoods Ltd
  • Rain Nutrience Ltd
  • S W Fabrications
  • Sga Products Ltd
  • SMA Services Ltd
  • Solid Air Ltd
  • Supacat Limited
  • SVMS Ltd
  • T-Weld Ltd
  • Tactek Services Ltd
  • The Aviator Coffee Bar & Restaurant
  • The Grille Shop Ltd
  • The Oak Flooring Company
  • The Stove Company Ltd
  • The Transfer Press Ltd
  • Touch & Go
  • Transitional Fire Ltd
  • Vander Craft
  • Vigo Limited
  • West Country IT Services Ltd
  • Westmood Film Facilities Ltd
  • Wicks & Co
  • Willplus Ltd

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Torbay Motor Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 9 FTS
  • No 10 FTS
  • No 11 FU
  • No 16 FU
  • No 208 AFS
  • No 265 MU
  • No 267 MU
  • 479th Anti-Submarine Group
  • No 2778 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2854 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Devon and Somerset Flight Training 
  • Devon & Somerset GC
  • Devon & Somerset Microlight Club
  • Devon & Somerset Parachute School
  • Devon School of Flying
  • Dunkeswell Aero Club
  • Skydive UK Ltd
  • Somerset Microlights
  • Taunton Vale GC
  • Torbay Flying Club

Footage of gliding at Dunkeswell, c. 1950s/1960s. Courtesy of Andrew Noctor

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Merryfield

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