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Merryfield (Isle Abbotts)

Also known as: HMS Heron II / RAF Merryfield / RNAS Merryfield / USAAF Station 464
County: Somerset
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 9 February 1944
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / FAA / 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 01/07/2013):

  • Ilminster Library
  • Ilton Parish Council
  • Isle Abbotts Parish Council
  • Taunton Vale Cycle Race Association
  • Yeovil Cycling Club

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • 82nd Airborne Division
  • 101st Airborne Division

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 9 FTS

    No 10 FTS

    No 12 FTS

    No 53 Sqn

    No 187 Sqn

    No 208 AFS

    No 231 OCU

    No 238 Sqn

    No 242 Sqn

    No 243 Sqn

    441st TCG

    No 700 Sqn

    No 766 Sqn

    No 802 Sqn

    No 809 Sqn

    No 891 Sqn

    No 893 Sqn

    No 894 Sqn

    No 1315 Transport Flight

    No 1552 RAT Flight No 3 Section

    Halifax Development Flight

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Relief Landing Ground(s):


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