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Long Newnton

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
Aerial c.1983.jpg

Aerial view of Long Newnton airfield, c.1983. © Dave Welch.

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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