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Ibsley

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Motor racers at Ibsley in the 1950s found they had to travel around the circuit in an anti-clockwise fashion, unlike at Silverstone and elsewhere.

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Also known as: Blashford Lakes / Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve / Ibsley Aerodrome / RAF Ibsley / USAAF Station 347
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Gravel pits
Date: February 1941 - 1952
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech) / RAAF / RCAF / 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):

  • Christchurch Angling Club
  • Ellingham, Harbridge & Ibsley Parish Council
  • RAF Ibsley Historical Group
  • Southern Water

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Ringwood Motorcycle & Light Car Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • 1st FG
  • No 7 FIS

  • No 16 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit

  • No 17 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit

  • No 21 Sector
  • No 32 Sqn

  • 48th FG

  • No 66 Sqn

  • 71st FS
  • 94th FS
  • No 118 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 129 Sqn

  • No 134 (Czech) Airfield

  • No 147 (Night Fighter) Wing
  • No 150 Staging Post

  • No 160 Staging Post

  • No 165 Sqn

  • No 170 Sqn
  • No 175 Sqn
  • No 200 Staging Post

  • No 201 Staging Post

  • No 234 Sqn

  • No 257 Sqn
  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 268 Sqn

  • No 302 Sqn
  • No 302 (Transport) Wing

  • No 310 Sqn

  • No 312 Sqn

  • No 313 Sqn

  • 367th FG

  • 392nd FS
  • 393rd FS
  • 394th FS
  • No 421 Sqn

  • No 453 Sqn

  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 587 Sqn

  • No 616 Sqn

  • No 2763 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2772 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2800 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2888 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4043 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Glider Pick-up Training Flight

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The Watch Office with Met Section at Ibsley, 3 March 2007. © Richard Flagg

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The Watch Office with Met Section at Ibsley, 3 March 2007. © Richard Flagg

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The Watch Office with Met Section at Ibsley, 3 March 2007. © Richard Flagg

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Interior of the Watch Office with Met Section at Ibsley, 3 March 2007. © Richard Flagg

Opening scenes from "The First of the Few", filmed at Ibsley. Courtesy of newforestranger1

Includes footage of motor racing at Ibsley and Tarrant Rushton, 1950s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

Ibsley Revival Day, 3 June 2012. Courtesy of SilverWheelTube

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Holmsley SouthMiddle Wallop / Stoney Cross

Decoy Airfield(s):

Verwood / Woodgreen

Associated Airfield(s):

Middle Wallop

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