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Woodley (Reading)

Also known as: RAF Woodley
County: Wokingham
Current Status: Housing / Industry / Museum
Date: 1929 - 1963
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: Douglas Bader

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

  • Aladdin Decorators
  • Museum of Berkshire Aviation
  • Readiescans Ltd
  • Woodley Airfield Church

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Miles Aircraft Limited
  • Phillips and Powis Aircraft

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 8 E&RFTS
  • No 8 EFTS
  • No 8 RFS
  • Community Flying Club
  • Falcon Flying Group
  • Flying Training Command Communication Flight
  • Reading Flying Club

Racing at Brooklands and then footage of the opening of Woodley, 1930. Courtesy of British Pathé

Demolition at Woodley. Courtesy of Bearwood Brown

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