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17 April, 2014

// Thorney Island

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Despite its title, this area of land is not an island but a peninsula. Thorney Island has always proved an isolated area and coastal walkers are still required to provide extensive security details to gain entry to a footpath."
Also known as: Baker Barracks / RAF Thorney Island / Thorney
County: West Sussex
Current Status: Army barracks
Date: 3 February 1938 - 31 March 1976
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / FAA
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Chichester and District Model Aero Club
  • St Nicholas Church, West Thorney
  • Thorney Island HIVE
  • Thorney Island Sailing Club
  • West Thorney Parish Meeting

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Chichester Kart Club
  • Southsea Motor Club
Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Torpedo Training Unit

  • No 2 ANS

  • No 3 General Reconnaissance Unit

  • No 8 AACU

    No 12 Sqn

  • No 20 ACHU

  • No 20 (Fighter) Sector

  • No 20 (Fighter) Wing

  • No 21 ACHU

    No 21 Sqn

    No 22 Sqn

  • No 24 ACHU

    No 36 Sqn

    No 42 Sqn

    No 46 Sqn

    No 48 Sqn

    No 53 Sqn

    No 56 Sqn

    No 59 Sqn

    No 63 Sqn

    No 80 Sqn

  • No 83 Gp Support Unit

    No 86 Sqn

  • No 92 (Forward) Staging Post

  • No 123 Airfield

  • No 123 (Rocket Projectile) Wing

    No 129 Sqn

    No 130 Sqn

    No 131 Sqn

  • No 136 Airfield

  • No 136 (Fighter) Wing

  • No 140 (Bomber) Wing

    No 143 Sqn

    No 164 Sqn

    No 183 Sqn

  • No 193 Sqn

    No 198 Sqn

    No 217 Sqn

    No 220 Sqn

    No 222 Sqn

    No 233 Sqn

    No 235 Sqn

    No 236 Sqn

    No 242 OCU

    No 248 Sqn

    No 254 Sqn

    No 278 Sqn

    No 280 Sqn

    No 404 Sqn

    No 407 Sqn

    No 415 Sqn

  • No 431 Flight

    No 455 Sqn

    No 464 Sqn

    No 487 Sqn

    No 489 Sqn

    No 547 Sqn

    No 609 Sqn

    No 612 Sqn

    No 703 Sqn

    No 704 Sqn

    No 810 Sqn

    No 811 Sqn

    No 812 Sqn

    No 816 Sqn

  • No 818 Sqn

    No 819 Sqn

    No 822 Sqn

    No 825 Sqn

    No 827 Sqn

  • No 833 Sqn

  • No 839 Sqn

  • No 838 Sqn

    No 842 Sqn

    No 848 Sqn

    No 854 Sqn

  • No 855 Sqn

  • No 1112 Marine Craft Unit

  • Air-Sea Warfare Development Unit

  • Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit

  • Andover OCU

  • Engine Control Instructional Flight

  • School of General Reconnaissance

  • Survival and Rescue Training Unit

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