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Alton Barnes


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This is one place which has seen some rather unusual activities, whether true or not. Certainly an angry flying instructor once somehow managed to fly his Tiger Moth through a Blister hangar during 1944; more recently the immediate surrounding area has become a popular tourist attraction for people interested in the phenomenon of ‘crop circles’.

Also known as: Alton Barnes Aerodrome / RAF Alton Barnes
County: Wiltshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1936 (earliest known date) - 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

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

  • Alton Parish Council
  • Stanton St Bernard Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 29 EFTS
  • CFS


Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Clyffe Pypard / Upavon

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