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AAC Netheravon
RAF Netheravon
RFC Netheravon

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Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Army Air Corps
Location Netheravon, Wiltshire
Built 1913 (1913)
In use 1913-
Elevation AMSL 443 ft / 135 m
Coordinates 51°14′38″N 001°45′47″W / 51.24389°N 1.76306°W / 51.24389; -1.76306Coordinates: 51°14′38″N 001°45′47″W / 51.24389°N 1.76306°W / 51.24389; -1.76306
Map
Wiltshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
AAC Netheravon
Location in Wiltshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
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00/00 0 0 Asphalt
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00/00 0 0 Asphalt

AAC Netheravon is a Army Air Corps base located 4.7 miles (7.6 km) northeast of Amesbury, Wiltshire, England and 12.4 miles (20.0 km) southeast of Devizes, Wiltshire.

It is currently home to 7 Regiment AAC(Volunteers).

HistoryEdit

No. 1 Flying Training SchoolEdit

On 15 May 1919 No. 8 Training Depot Station turned into No. 8 Training Squadron which then turned into the Netheravon Flying School on 29 July 1919 and finally into No. 1 Flying Training School on 23 December 1919.

During the Second World War on 1 September 1939 the school was renamed No. 1 Service Flying Training School but was disbanded on 7 March 1942.

First World WarEdit

The following units were based at Netheravon at during this time:

Inter war yearsEdit

The following units were based at Netheravon at during this time:

Second World WarEdit

The following units were based at Netheravon at during this time:

Post warEdit

The following unit was based at Netheravon at during this time:

Army Air Corps useEdit

The following units were based at Netheravon at some point under the command of the AAC:

UnitsEdit

The following units were based at Netheravon at some point:

Current useEdit

The site is now home to No. 7 Regiment AAC (Volunteers).[18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jefford 1988, p. 23.
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 24.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jefford 1988, p. 27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jefford 1988, p. 28.
  6. Jefford 1988, p. 30.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jefford 1988, p. 31.
  8. Jefford 1988, p. 33.
  9. Jefford 1988, p. 35.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Jefford 1988, p. 39.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jefford 1988, p. 41.
  12. Jefford 1988, p. 45.
  13. Jefford 1988, p. 47.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Jefford 1988, p. 53.
  15. Jefford 1988, p. 57.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Jefford 1988, p. 69.
  17. Jefford 1988, p. 71.
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 "Netheravon". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/netheravon. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  19. Jefford 1988, p. 36.
  20. Jefford 1988, p. 37.
  21. Jefford 1988, p. 43.
  22. Jefford 1988, p. 61.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Jefford 1988, p. 84.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Lake 1999, p. 288.
  25. Lake 1999, p. 142.
  26. Lake 1999, p. 181.
  27. Jefford 1988, p. 66.

BibliographyEdit

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