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Weston-super-Mare (Locking)

Major
Also known as: Haywood Village / RAF Weston-super-Mare / Weston / Weston-super-Mare Aerodrome / Weston-super-Mare Airport
County: North Somerset
Current Status: Housing / Industry / Museum
Date: 25 May 1936 - 1988
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):
  • Locking Parish Council
  • The Helicopter Museum
  • Weston-super-Mare Library

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bristol Aeroplane Company

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 3 AONS
  • No 3 FIS (Advanced)
  • No 5 AONS
  • No 5 CANS
  • No 10 EFTS
  • No 16 OTU
  • No 39 E&RFTS
  • No 87 EGS / SW87 EGS
  • No 87 GS    
  • No 286 Sqn
  • No 621 GS    
  • No 621 VGS
  • Achilles School of Flying
  • Brendon Flying Group
  • C.W.A. Scott's Flying Display Ltd
  • Cambrian Air Services
  • Centaurus Flight   
  • Don Everall (Aviation)
  • Mendips GC
  • Railway Air Services 
  • Western Airways
  • Woodspring GC
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A pillbox at Weston-super-Mare, 8 May 2006.

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A runway at Weston-super-Mare, 24 August 2007.

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The control tower at Weston-super-Mare, 6 October 2007.

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Part of the perimeter track at Weston-super-Mare, 23 June 2009.

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Remains of buildings at Weston-super-Mare, 23 June 2009.

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A hangar at Weston-super-Mare, 20 February 2010.

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The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, 27 July 2011.

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Remains of the airfield at Weston-super-Mare, 25 July 2015.

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A pillbox at Weston-super-Mare, 25 July 2015.

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Road following a runway at Weston-super-Mare, 25 July 2015.

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Site of a runway at Weston-super-Mare, 25 May 2019.

Footage of the restoration of the control tower at Weston-super-Mare, 2014-2017. Courtesy of Philip Winterton

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Lulsgate Bottom

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Lulsgate Bottom

Decoy Airfield(s):

Bleadon

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