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Pershore (Throckmorton)

Also known as: Pershore Aerodrome / RAF Pershore / Throckmorton Aerodrome / Throckmorton Industrial Park / Throckmorton Trials and Industrial Park
County: Worcestershire
Current Status: Industry / Leisure activity
Date: June 1934 - 1978
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

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

  • Archer's Transport
  • Bishampton & Throckmorton Parish Council
  • Malvern Optical Ltd
  • Marshall's Transport (Evesham) Limited
  • Merlin Motorcycle Training, Marshalls Transport
  • Now Storage Pershore
  • Pershore Heritage & History Society/Pershore Heritage Centre
  • Pershore Library
  • Pershore Town Council - name only
  • QinetiQ - Pershore
  • Redditch and District Car Club
  • Skippy Skip Hire & Recycling Ltd
  • Throckmorton Clay Pigeon Club
  • UK Plant

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Preparation Unit
  • No 1 FU
  • No 10 AFTS
  • No 23 OTU
  • No 50 GS
  • No 1516 BAT Flight
  • No 1681 Bomber Defence Training Flight
  • Defford Aero Club
  • Radar Research Flying Unit
  • Worcestershire Flying School
001“Vigi” Vijendra Singh.jpg

“Vigi” Vijendra Singh at Pershore, c. 1953-54. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

002”Wings Day” Jan 15 1954 A.V.M. Harvey.jpg

"Wings Day" at Pershore, 15 January 1954. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

003Airspeed Oxford.jpg

An Airspeed Oxford from Pershore, c. 1953-54. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

004-540 Course “A” Flight Squad 2.jpg

"540 Course "A" Flight Squad 2" at Pershore, c. 1953-54. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

005Letting hair down.jpg

Personnel at Pershore, c. 1953-54. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

006c. 1982 aerial.jpg

Aerial view of Pershore airfield, c. 1982. © Dave Welch.

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Aerial view of Pershore airfield, c. 1982. © Dave Welch.


Remains of the perimeter track at Pershore, 22 December 2008.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):



Defford / Stratford II

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Long Marston

Decoy Airfield(s):


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