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Chilbolton

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All those people who like eating mushrooms can only do so after these delicacies are grown with the aid of specialised compost. And the leading supplier in Britain of this material for commercial production is Tunnel Tech Limited – based at Chilbolton.

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Also known as: Chilbolton Aerodrome / RAF Chilbolton / USAAF Station 404
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Radio telescope site
Date: September 1940 - 1961
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / USAAF

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

  • Chilbolton Parish Council
  • STFC Chilbolton Observatory
  • Tunnel Tech Ltd
  • Wherwell History Group

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 2 School of Army Co-operation
  • No 3 MU

  • 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn
  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 41 OTU

  • No 54 Sqn

  • 83rd TCS
  • 84th TCS
  • 85th TCS
  • 86th TCS
  • No 122 Airfield

  • No 124 (Rocket Projectile) Wing

  • No 129 (RAF) Wing

  • No 174 Sqn

  • No 183 Sqn

  • No 184 Sqn

  • No 202 MU

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 238 Sqn

  • No 245 Sqn

  • No 247 Sqn

  • 303rd TCS
  • 304th TCS
  • 305th TCS
  • 306th TCS
  • No 308 Sqn

  • 368th FG

  • 395th FS
  • 396th FS
  • 397th BS
  • 437th TCG
  • 442nd TCG
  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2723 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2766 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Folland Aircraft

  • Glider Pilots' Exercise Unit

  • Southern Sector
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A Thruster TST MK.1 at Chilbolton, 2 March 2011. © Richard Flagg

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A Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk at Chilbolton, 2 March 2011. © Richard Flagg

Footage of the Folland Midge at Chilbolton, 1954. Courtesy of British Pathé

The construction of the Chilbolton Telescope. Courtesy of British Movietone

Aerial footage of Chilbolton Observatory at the airfield. Courtesy of Ben Lovegrove

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Andover / Netheravon

Successor Airfield(s):

Dunsfold

Associated Airfield(s):

Middle Wallop

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