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Thruxton

Major
Also known as: RAF Thruxton / Thruxton Circuit / USAAF Station 407
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Leisure activity / Aviation
Date: Opened June 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / US

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

  • Aerofab Restorations
  • Aviation Leathercraft
  • Blakeney Racing
  • Border Coach Works
  • British Automobile Racing Club Ltd
  • C & C Woodworking
  • Jackaroo Restaurant
  • Kimpton Parish Council
  • Knight Engineering
  • Mealough Enterprises Ltd
  • Motorcycle Academy
  • Norman White Norton
  • Only Oak Ltd
  • Plimto Limited
  • Sovereign Joinery Products Ltd
  • Thruxton Kart Centre
  • Thruxton MOT & Service Centre
  • Thruxton Motorsport Centre
  • Thruxton Parish Council
  • Tony Shaw Jaguar Engineering

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club
  • Southampton & District Motorcycle Club

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 12 Sqn
  • No 15 (P) AFU
  • No 16 Sqn
  • No 42 OTU
  • No 43 OTU
  • No 63 Sqn
  • No 142 Sqn
  • No 168 Sqn
  • No 170 Sqn
  • No 225 Sqn
  • No 226 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 297 Sqn
  • No 298 Sqn
  • No 1311 Transport Flight
  • No 1427 (Ferry Training) Flight
  • No 2758 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2792 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4197 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Alpha Mike Flying Group
  • Aquila GC
  • Calleva Group
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance 
  • North Waltham Flying Group
  • Operational and Refresher Training Unit
  • PFA Group 172
  • Thruxton Air Centre
  • Thruxton Flying Group
  • Western Air (Thruxton) Ltd 
  • Wiltshire Flying Club

De Havilland Tiger Moths at Thruxton, 1955. Courtesy of British Pathé

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