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Little Rissington

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Also known as: Little Rissington Aerodrome / RAF Little Rissington / Rissy (nickname) / 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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Looking south over the eastern side of Little Rissington airfield, 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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Type C hangars at Little Rissington, 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

Kart racing at Little Rissington, 1967. Courtesy of British Pathé

Little Rissington Air Show, 1971. Courtesy of wingsurfer

A hangar is demolished at Little Rissington. 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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