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RAF Tilshead
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Tilshead
Coordinates 51°13′40″N 001°58′13″W / 51.22778°N 1.97028°W / 51.22778; -1.97028
Wiltshire UK location map
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RAF Tilshead
Location in Wiltshire
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RAF Tilshead is a former Royal Air Force station which was located 9.3 miles (15.0 km) east of Warminster, Wiltshire, England.

The airfield opened in 1925 until 1941.[1] RAF Tilshead / Shrewton was controlled by No. 38 Wing RAF are was used as a relief landing ground (RLG) for fighters.[2]

Based unitsEdit

No. 16 Squadron RAF flew the Westland Lysander as a detachment for RAF Weston Zoyland between 15 August 1940 and 8 September 1941 conducting reconnaissance protecting the country from the planned invasion and looking for enemy movements.[3]

No.225 (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF also flew the Lysander[4] before moving to RAF Thruxton.[5]

The airfield also provided initial training period for the Glider Pilot Regiment providing basic flying training.[6]

Current useEdit

The airfield is currently being used by the British Army[1] as part of the Salisbury Plain training area and there is nothing left of the site.


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