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Although flying began at the airfield in 1925, it was not until 18 October 1937 that Odiham was officially opened as a permanent airfield. Ironically this was done by General Erhard Milch, Chief of Air Staff of the Luftwaffe. He is later said to have ordered his pilots not to attack his ‘future headquarters’ and Odiham was never bombed during the war.

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Also known as: RAF Odiham
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1925
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Prominent People: Erhard Milch

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

  • 7 Squadron Association
  • Odiham Car Club
  • Odiham HIVE
  • Odiham Motorcycle Club
  • Odiham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight

  • No 1 French Training School (FFAF)

  • No 2 Sqn

  • No 4 Aircraft Delivery Flight

  • No 4 Sqn

  • No 7 AACU

  • No 7 Sqn

  • No 8 AACU

  • No 11 Gp Modification Centre

  • No 13 Sqn

  • No 16 Sqn
  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 33 Sqn

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 50 (Army Co-operation) Wing

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 59 Sqn

  • No 63 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 72 Sqn

  • No 82 Sqn

  • No 96 Sqn

  • No 107 Sqn
  • No 110 Sqn RCAF

  • No 114 Sqn

  • No 123 Airfield

  • No 124 Airfield

  • No 128 Airfield

  • No 129 Airfield

  • No 130 Airfield

  • No 130 (Reconnaissance) Wing

  • No 130 Sqn

  • No 168 Sqn

  • No 170 Sqn

  • No 171 Sqn

  • No 174 Sqn

  • No 175 Sqn

  • No 181 Sqn

  • No 182 Sqn

  • No 184 Sqn

  • No 225 Sqn

  • No 230 Sqn

  • No 233 Sqn

  • No 239 Sqn

  • No 240 OCU

  • No 247 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 268 Sqn

  • No 271 Sqn

  • No 400 Sqn

  • No 409 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 412 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 413 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 412 Sqn

  • No 414 Sqn

  • No 418 Air Stores Park

  • No 430 Sqn

  • No 436 Sqn

  • No 437 Sqn

  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 613 Sqn

  • No 614 Sqn

  • No 618 VGS

  • No 1310 Flight

  • No 1516 BAT Flight

  • No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2734 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2768 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2790 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2795 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Training Sqn

  • Army GC

  • Belvedere Trials Unit

  • Chinook Ground Servicing School

  • Helicopter Command Engineering Development & Investigation Team

  • Helicopter Operational Cenversion Flight

  • Joint Helicopter Cupport Unit

  • Kestrel GC

  • Short-Range Conversion Unit

  • Twin Pioneer Conversion Unit

  • Wessex Trials Unit

The RAF Coronation Review at Odiham, 1953. Courtesy of British Pathé

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