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History

During 1942/43 RAF Thruxton was used by many different squadrons. In January 1942, 12 Whitley bombers landed in preparation for the now famous Bruneval raid which took place on the 27/28 February 1942. On 22 June 1942 Blenheims of No 2 Squadron arrived. The Americans arrived in 1944 with their P-47 Thunderbolts under the command of Colonel Dyke F Meyer. Civilian flight training started at Thruxton in 1947 when the airfield was taken over by The Wiltshire School of Flying until 1967. Western Air then took over the operation of the airfield. Today both aeroplane and helicopter training and hire take place at Thruxton. With a number of Private aircraft based here a vibrant GA community co-exists with both the Commercial and Private Training.