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Woodley (Reading)

Also known as: RAF Woodley / Woodley Aerodrome
County: Wokingham
Current Status: Housing / Industry / Museum
Date: 1929 - 1963
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: Douglas Bader

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

  • Aladdin Decorators
  • Museum of Berkshire Aviation
  • Readiescans Ltd
  • Woodley Airfield Church

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Miles Aircraft Limited
  • Phillips and Powis Aircraft

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 8 E&RFTS
  • No 8 EFTS
  • No 8 RFS
  • Community Flying Club
  • Falcon Flying Group
  • Flying Training Command Communication Flight
  • National Aviation Day Ltd
  • Reading Flying Club
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EON Primary Mk.1 at the Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, 30 December 2012. © Richard Flagg

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Fairey Gannet T.5 at the Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, 30 December 2012. © Richard Flagg

Racing at Brooklands and then footage of the opening of Woodley, 1930. Courtesy of British Pathé

Miles Aircraft School at Woodley, 1947. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Miles Aerovan at Woodley, c. 1945. Courtesy of National Aerospace Library

Demolition at Woodley. Courtesy of Bearwood Brown

Footage of Woodley. Courtesy of DBA Exploring


Waltham St Lawrence

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Henley-on-Thames / Theale

Decoy Airfield(s):


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