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Hampstead Norris

Major
Also known as: Hampstead Norreys / Hampstead Norris Aerodrome / Haw Farm / Haw Farm Airstrip / RAF Hampstead Norris
County: West Berkshire
Current Status: Air navigation aid / Aviation / Farmland (main position)
Date: 1940 - 7 October 1946; subsequent limited flying
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (limited flying)
Landing Surface Types: Paved, later unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Airborne forces/transport / General aviation (limited flying) / Trainer (main role)

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

  • Hampstead Norreys Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 13 OTU
  • No 15 OTU
  • No 42 OTU 
  • No 271 Sqn
  • No 1516 BAT Flight
  • No 1526 BAT Flight
  • Operational and Refresher Training Unit
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Temporary airfield buildings and former perimeter track at Hampstead Norris, 30 June 2008.

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Part of the former perimeter track at Hampstead Norris, 30 June 2008.

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Part of a runway at Hampstead Norris, 18 January 2009.

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A pillbox at Hampstead Norris, 22 August 2010.

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A runway at Hampstead Norris, 22 August 2010.

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An aircraft tie-down at Hampstead Norris, 21 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Entrance at the south of the airfield, 21 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking west away from the runway 32 threshold, 21 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking east at the runway 32 threshold, 21 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 14:32, looking north-west from the runway 32 threshold, 21 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Pillbox at the south of the airfield, 21 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Harwell

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