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Yatesbury (Calne) (Cherhill) (Compton Bassett)

Major
Also known as: RAF Yatesbury / RFC Yatesbury
County: Wiltshire
Current Status: Aviation / Museum / Open land
Date: November 1916 - 1 October 1965
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later metal

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

  • All Saints Church, Yatesbury
  • Cherhill Parish Council
  • Compton Bassett Parish Council
  • Le Roc Products
  • Meteor Flight
  • RAF Yatesbury Association

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Calne Railway Station

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 (Yatesbury) Wing
  • No 2 AONS
  • No 2 CANS
  • No 2 Electrical & Wireless School
  • No 2 Radio Direction Finding School
  • No 2 Radio School
  • No 2 Signals School
  • No 5 (Signals) Wing
  • No 6 Air Stores Park
  • No 7 (Training) Sqn AFC
  • No 9 Radio School
  • No 10 E&RFTS
  • No 10 EFTS
  • No 10 MU
  • No 13 TS
  • No 16 TS
  • No 17 TS
  • No 27 (Signals Training) Group
  • No 28 Sqn
  • 28th (Training) Wing
  • No 32 TS AFC
  • No 36 TDS
  • No 36 TS
  • No 37 TDS
  • No 50 Gp Pool
  • No 54 Sqn
  • No 55 RS
  • No 55 TS
  • No 59 RS
  • No 59 TS
  • No 62 RS
  • No 62 TS
  • No 65 Sqn
  • No 66 RS
  • No 66 TS
  • No 73 Sqn
  • 104th Aero Sqn
  • No 215 Wing
  • Bristol Wireless Flight
  • Casualty Evacuation Flight
  • Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) Wing
  • Special Signals School
  • Wiltshire Microlight Centre
Aerial c.1983.jpg

Aerial view of Yatesbury airfield, c. 1983. © Dave Welch.

Various photographs of Yatesbury, c. 2011. Courtesy of John Grech

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