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Keevil control tower 2002 (© Allen Stacey)
Keevil airfield
Airfield Today:
Keevil is still an MoD airfield, not permanently manned with some civil non-flying usage, the runway is used by both Army Air Corps Apaches and RAF Hercules for night flying training operations.
Sean McCarney, 2007
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with small front windows to 343/43
Tower:
See above
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
09/42 to 11/42, 62nd Troop Carrier Group with C-47 and C-53's, moved to North Africa.
12/42 to 03/44, 153rd Observation Squadron, 67th Observation Group from Membury with Bostons, Havocs and Spitfires on target towing then photographic reconnaissance.
12/43 to 02/44, 363rd Fighter Group with P-51B Mustangs, moved to Rivenhall.
04/44 to 10/44, 196 and 299 Squadron Short Stirling glider tugs.
11/44 to 03/45, Used as a glider training airfield.
03/45 to /47, No. 61 Operational Training Unit from Rednal.
/55 to /64 used as a standby base by the USAF and then used for training airborne forces.
RAF Keevil - 62nd TCG - 67th OG - 363rd Fighter Group - No. 61 OTU -
RAF Keevil airfield - 62nd TCG - 67th OG - 363rd Fighter Group -
Airfield:
Flying training
Opened:
/1942
Closed:
/1965
ID Code:
KV
USAAF Station:
471
Runways:
3x - concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2, 9x - Blister
County:
Wiltshire
Location:
4 miles E of Trowbridge
OS Ref:
ST922571
Links:
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All photos © Allen Stacey
RAF Keevil airfield - 62nd TCG - 67th OG - 363rd Fighter Group -
RAF Keevil airfield - 62nd TCG - 67th OG - 363rd FG - No. 61 OTU -
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