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Aston Down (Minchinhampton)

Major
Also known as: AFC Minchinhampton / RAF Aston Down / RAF Minchinhampton
County: Gloucestershire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry
Date: February 1918 - February 1976
Current Use: Limited flying
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):

  • Cherington Parish Council
  • Defra
  • Grass Strip Aviation Ltd
  • La Hacienda Ltd
  • Leda Properties Ltd
  • MASCo Salvage
  • Minchinhampton Library
  • Minchinhampton Local History Group
  • Minchinhampton Parish Council
  • Sapperton Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 FP
  • No 2 (Home) FU
  • No 3 TEU
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 5 MU
  • No 5 OTU
  • No 5 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
  • No 5 (Training) Sqn AFC
  • No 6 (Training) Sqn AFC
  • No 7 Aircraft Storage Unit
  • No 8 (Training) Sqn AFC
  • No 9 FP ATA
  • No 9 FPP
  • No 12 Gp Pool
  • No 20 MU
  • No 27 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 52 OTU
  • No 52 OTU (Fighter Leaders School)
  • No 52 OTU (Fighter Command School of Tactics)
  • No 55 OTU
  • No 81 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 83 GS
  • No 84 Gp Support Unit
  • No 98 Sqn
  • No 180 Sqn
  • No 187 Sqn
  • No 1311 Transport Flight
  • No 1689 (Ferry Pilot Training) Flight
  • No 2717 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2724 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2742 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2757 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2759 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2777 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2804 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • CFS
  • Cotswold GC
  • University of West England GC
Aerial 1982:3.jpg

Aerial view of Aston Down airfield, c. 1982/3. © Dave Welch.

'Ferry Pilot', 1952. Courtesy of British Pathé

Satellite(s):

Chedworth

Decoy Airfield(s):

Horsley

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