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Westland ensured that every bomber built at the Yeovil factory during World War One was delivered to France complete with a barrel containing cider in the rear seat to act as a form of ballast.

Also known as: Judwin / Yeovil Aerodrome / Yeovil/Judwin / Yeovil/Westland
County: Somerset
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened April 1917
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft manufacture (main role) / General aviation / Trainer

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

  • Airfield Tavern
  • Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society
  • Yeovil Chamber of Trade & Commerce
  • Yeovil Library
  • Yeovil Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 81 EGS / SW 81 EGS
  • No 81 GS
  • AgustaWestland
  • Dorset GC
  • Westland Aircraft Ltd

Prince Philip visits Westland at Yeovil, 1957. Courtesy of British Pathé

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