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Yeovilton

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Such was the comparative lack of both aircraft and radar that training of radar controllers was conducted on adapted Wall’s ice cream tricycles. Fitted with a screen to deliberately reduce visibility, these unlikely contraptions pedalled around Yeovilton’s dispersals for years with great success until replaced by more advanced radar systems.

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Also known as: HMS Heron / RNAS Yeovilton
County: Somerset
Current Status: Aviation / Museum
Date: Opened May 1940
Current Use: Active
Used By: FAA
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Naval aviation

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

  • Fleet Air Arm Museum
  • St. Bartholomew's Church, Yeovilton
  • Yeovilton HIVE
  • Yeovilton Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • 50th Training Air Group

  • No 81 GS

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  • Heron GC 

  • Royal Navy Historic Flight

Various clips of Yeovilton, 1964. Courtesy of British Pathé

McDonnell Douglas Phantoms at Yeovilton and Coningsby in Lincolnshire, 1969. Courtesy of British Pathé

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Plan of Yeovilton, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

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