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Windrush

Major
Also known as: RAF Windrush / Windrush Aerodrome
County: Gloucestershire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: June 1940 - 29 October 1945; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (minor use)
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later metal (1942)
Aircraft Roles: General aviation (minor use) / Trainer (main role)

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 (P) AFU

  • No 6 SFTS

  • No 15 SFTS

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The control tower at Windrush. Courtesy of Andrew Bayliss

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The control tower at Windrush, 31 March 2007.

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The control tower at Windrush, 12 March 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Part of the perimeter track at Windrush, 31 March 2007.

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A pillbox at Windrush, 4 April 2008.

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A firing butt at Windrush, 4 April 2008.

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A hangar at Windrush, 29 August 2008.

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Part of the perimeter track at Windrush, 14 December 2013.

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Remains of the airfield at Windrush. Courtesy of Andrew Bayliss

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Remains of the airfield at Windrush. Courtesy of Andrew Bayliss

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Remains of the airfield at Windrush. Courtesy of Andrew Bayliss

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Remains of the airfield at Windrush. Courtesy of Andrew Bayliss

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A Blister hangar at Windrush. Courtesy of Andrew Bayliss

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Remains of the airfield at Windrush. Courtesy of Andrew Bayliss

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Part of the perimeter track at Windrush, 25 June 2020.

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Part of the perimeter track at Windrush, 25 June 2020.

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The control tower at Windrush, 25 June 2020.

Footage of Windrush. Courtesy of Vinnie Camilleri

Aerial footage of Windrush. Courtesy of Drone Aerial Visuals

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Little Rissington

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