The airfield opened in 1941 with grass runways measuring around 1300 yards and temporary accommodation under RAF Flying Training Command before closing in 1947 but was used after this date by RAF Lyneham for accommodation and the British Army for battle practice until 1961.
No. 29 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) used the airfield for pilot training flying the de Havilland Tiger Moth with a satellite field at Alton Barnes . After many years being used by the Government, the airfield is currently farmland with only a small amount of buildings left standing.
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