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Thruxton

Major
Also known as: RAF Thruxton / Thruxton Aerodrome / Thruxton Circuit / USAAF Station 407
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Leisure activity / Aviation
Date: Opened June 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Aerofab Restorations
  • Aviation Leathercraft
  • Blakeney Racing
  • Border Coach Works
  • British Automobile Racing Club Ltd
  • C & C Woodworking
  • Jackaroo Restaurant
  • Kimpton Parish Council
  • Knight Engineering
  • Mealough Enterprises Ltd
  • Motorcycle Academy
  • Norman White Norton
  • Only Oak Ltd
  • Plimto Limited
  • Sovereign Joinery Products Ltd
  • Thruxton Kart Centre
  • Thruxton MOT & Service Centre
  • Thruxton Motorsport Centre
  • Thruxton Parish Council
  • Tony Shaw Jaguar Engineering

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club
  • Southampton & District Motorcycle Club

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 12 Sqn
  • No 13 Sqn
  • No 15 (P) AFU
  • No 16 Sqn
  • No 42 OTU
  • No 43 OTU
  • No 63 Sqn
  • No 142 Sqn
  • No 168 Sqn
  • No 170 Sqn
  • No 225 Sqn
  • No 226 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 297 Sqn
  • No 298 Sqn
  • No 614 Sqn
  • No 1311 Transport Flight
  • No 1427 (Ferry Training) Flight
  • No 2758 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2792 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4197 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Alpha Mike Flying Group
  • Aquila GC
  • Calleva Group
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance 
  • North Waltham Flying Group
  • Operational and Refresher Training Unit
  • PFA Group 172
  • Thruxton Air Centre
  • Thruxton Flying Group
  • Western Air (Thruxton) Ltd 
  • Wiltshire Flying Club
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Various aircraft at Thruxton, 2 March 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Various aircraft at Thruxton, 2 March 2011. © Richard Flagg

De Havilland Tiger Moths at Thruxton, 1955. Courtesy of British Pathé

Racing at Thruxton, 1961. Courtesy of British Pathé

Racing at Thruxton, 1962. Courtesy of British Pathé

History of Thruxton. Courtesy of Motor Sport

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Andover 

Satellite(s):

Shrewton

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