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Leighterton (Bowldown Farm)

Also known as: AFC Leighterton / Leighterton Aerodrome / RAF Leighterton
County: Gloucestershire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: February 1918 - 1940 (probable date); subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

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

  • Boxwell with Leighterton Parish Council
  • Leighterton Cemetery
  • Starkey Hire Ltd - uses locally well known Aerodrome Garage
  • Westonbirt with Lasborough Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 TS

  • No 7 (Training) Sqn AFC

  • No 8 (Training) Sqn AFC

  • No 28 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn


Plan of Leighterton, 1930s. With First World War hangars also marked. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

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