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  • united kingdom Merryfield

    Ilminster, Somerset, England

    United Kingdom





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    10.5149 Higher Purtington, England
    13.9293 Musgrove Park, England
    14.3294 ARC Taunton, England
    19.6097EGHG Yeovil, England
    20.9094 Yeovil College, England
    21.4075EGDY RNAS Yeovilton, England



    1944 to present

    50° 57' 45'' N - 2° 56' 9'' W
    8nm SE of Taunton
    ICAO: EGDIIATA:
    Elevation: 146 feet




    History of this Location


    Opened in Feb 1944 as USAAF glider base for the D-Day invasion and after World War 2 it was turned into a hospital, eventually being put into maintenance. In 1951 it reopened but eventually became a satellite for Portland and Yeovilton. Like Predannack and Culdrose, its proximity to Yeovilton means it can take the pressure from the Yeovilton circuit during intense periods of flying training.
    Used ICAO code EGDW, until c 2011/12.

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    List of aircraft and events at Merryfield

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    By Date | By Serial

    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1986-mar-25 AccidentRN Wasp XT439
    2005-may-22 AH1 XZ670
    2005-may-22 CH-47D ZH893 / BM
    2005-may-22 HC.3 ZJ128 / M
    2005-may-22 WAH-64 ZJ229
    2010-jun-16 HAS.2 XZ693 / 305
    2010-jun-16 HC.4 ZD627 / WO
    2010-jun-16 WAH-64 ZJ188
    2011-jun-08 HAS.2 XZ727 / 634
    2011-jun-08 HC.4 ZD627 / WO
    2014-jun-25 HC.4 ZF117 / X
    2014-jun-25 HC.4 ZE427 / K
    2014-jun-25 RN HMA.2 ZZ378



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