Unit History: RAF Yatesbury

RAF Yatesbury
Yatesbury is a village adjacent to Cherhill on the A4 road between Calne and Marlborough in Wiltshire, England. RAF Yatesbury is a former Royal Air Force airfield well known to many airmen who served in the second world war. The airfield was first established in the first world war and was developed into a permanent camp in the interwar years especially from 1936 onwards before finally closing in the 1960s. Before closure the camp was home to the Radar and Wireless training school which transferred to Locking .The aircraft hangars and air strip, although now farmland, can still be seen from the A4. Yatesbury today has a population of approximately 150 people

Memories of RAF Yatesbury

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

RAF Yatesbury, in 1957

Written by patrick wixon

Those awful guard duties! I got off one when I appeared in a camp concert, singing some hits of the time. I don’t know what was worse.
Passing out night at the Green Dragon Calne. Scrumpy at 10d a pint.

, RAF Yatesbury in 1960

Written by Frank Humphreys

Harris Bacon Factory and "Walking the Steam Pipe" Black Dog Halt on the railway. X lines then Y lines Guard Duty with a whistle and truncheon. The Pig Farm. Michael Ernest Haddon-Dearing reporting to the Guardroom in Best Blue.

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