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Little Rissington

Major
Also known as: RAF Little Rissington / Rissy / Upper Rissington Business Park
County: Gloucestershire
Current Status: Leisure activity / Industry / Aviation
Date: August 1938 - 1 September 1976
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil

N.B. - Little Rissington is situated across the two counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire but primarily geographically resides in Gloucestershire.

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

  • Great Rissington Parish Council
  • The Hangar - restaurant
  • Little Rissington Parish Council
  • Rissington Kart Club
  • The Rissingtons Local History Society
  • St Peter's Church, Little Rissington

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 FTS
  • No 6 (P) AFU
  • No 6 SFTS
  • No 7 FIS (Advanced)
  • No 8 MU
  • No 23 BAT Flight
  • No 250 MU
  • No 637 GS
  • No 637 VGS
  • No 1523 BAT Flight
  • No 1537 BAT Flight
  • CFS
  • CFS (Advanced)
  • CFS Flying Club
  • Oxford UAS 
  • The Gliding Centre
  • Western Union Examining Sqn
  • Yam-Sing Flying Group
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Looking north-west over Little Rissington, 6 June 1998. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Looking north-west over Little Rissington, 6 June 1998. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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A pair of storage sheds, immediately south of the airfield, 6 June 1998. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Looking north over Little Rissington, 6 June 1998. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Type C hangars at Little Rissington, 6 June 1998. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Three Type C hangars at Little Rissington, 6 June 1998. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Looking south over the eastern side of Little Rissington airfield, 6 June 1998. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

The Red Arrows at Little Rissington, 1965. Courtesy of British Pathé

Little Rissington Air Show, 1971. Courtesy of wingsurfer

A hangar is demolished at Little Rissinton. Courtesy of Simon Harris

Hangars being demolished at Little Rissington. Courtesy of Simon Harris

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Akeman StreetChipping NortonMoreton ValenceWindrush

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