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Tarrant Rushton

Major
Also known as: RAF Tarrant Rushton / USAAF Station 453
County: Dorset
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1943 - 30 September 1980
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil

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

  • South Tarrant Valley Group Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 196 Sqn

  • No 210 AFS

  • No 295 Sqn

  • No 297 Sqn

  • No 298 Sqn

  • No 644 Sqn

  • No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit

  • Dorset GC

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T2 Type Aircraft Shed at Tarrant Rushton, 24 July 2010. © Richard Flagg

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T2 Type Aircraft Shed at Tarrant Rushton, 24 July 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Interior of a T2 Type Aircraft Shed at Tarrant Rushton, 24 July 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Looking south from the runway 19 threshold, 24 July 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking east at the runway 19 threshold, 24 July 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking south east from near the T2 Hangar, 24 July 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking west at the runway 19 threshold, 24 July 2010. © Richard Flagg

Footage of Tarrant Rushton in the 1980s. Courtesy of mikethegunsmith

Various photographs of Tarrant Rushton, 1980. Courtesy of Gigagannet

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