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Long Newnton

Major
Also known as: Long Newnton Aerodrome / Long Newnton Solar Farm / Long Newton (misspelling) / RAF Long Newnton
County: Wiltshire
Current Status: Farmland / Solar farm
Date: November 1940 - April 1947 (last known date); subsequent winch launched gliding use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (winch launched gliding use)
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later metal
Aircraft Roles: General aviation (winch launched gliding use) / Trainer (main role)

N.B. - Long Newnton is situated across the two counties of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire but primarily geographically resides in Gloucestershire.

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

  • Brokenborough Parish Council
  • Crudwell Parish Council
  • Long Newnton Parish Council
  • Restruc Of Swindon

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Long Newnton Village

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 (P) AFU
  • No 3 SFTS
  • No 9 SFTS
  • No 11 MU
  • No 14 SFTS
  • No 15 (P) AFU
  • Cotswold GC
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Aerial view of Long Newnton airfield, c.1983. © Dave Welch.

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A hangar at Long Newnton, 25 April 2021.

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Main Stores and Workshop buildings at Long Newnton, 25 April 2021.

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Airfield buildings, including the control tower at Long Newnton, 25 April 2021.

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The control tower at Long Newnton, 25 April 2021.

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Gas Decontamination Centre at Long Newnton, 25 April 2021.

Various photographs of Long Newnton. Courtesy of John Grech

Footage of the parachute store at Long Newnton. Courtesy of John Grech

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Andover / Babdown FarmHullavingtonSouth Cerney

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