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2007 (© David Webb)
RNAS Henstridge airfield, HMS Dipper
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation
Tower Type:
1. Naval 3860/42 (three storey) with Air Watch Office
2. Airfield now uses modern portakabin type buildings for air traffic control
Tower:
1. In use
2. In use
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
01/04/43 to 01/46, Airfield commissioned as HMS Dipper, No. 2 Naval Air Fighter School, and No. 761 Sqn reformed here.
05/06/44 to 17/08/44, No. 718 Sqn reformed here with Seafires and Spitfires, moved to Ballyhalbert. Army Co-operation Training Unit.
Airfield also used by 748, 760, 794, 799, 808, 885, 886, 887, 894 and 897 Sqns, HMS Dipper paid off 11/11/46 and placed under Care and Maintenance of Yeovilton.
08/49 to 03/52, Used by 767 Sqn Fireflies and Seafires from Yeovilton. Airfield then used by Air Whaling and Bristow helicopters.
1954 to 1957, Reopened as a satellite to Yeovilton until final Navy closure, airfield then used for civil aviation.
RNAS Henstridge airfield, HMS Dipper
2007 (© David Webb)
RNAS Henstridge airfield, HMS Dipper
Airfield:
Flying Training
Opened:
01/04/1943
Closed:
1957
ID Code:
??
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
5x - tarmac
Hangars:
12x - Storage and 16x - Squadron
County:
Somerset
Location:
10 miles NE of Yeovil
OS Ref:
ST752205
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RNAS Henstridge airfield, HMS Dipper
2007 (© David Webb)
Henstridge airfield
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