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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

Includes footage of motor racing at Ibsley and Tarrant Rushton, 1950s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

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

Various photographs of Tarrant Rushton, 1980. Courtesy of Gigagannet

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