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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

    TypeSerialDates
    AH1XZ670 22may05
    CH-47DZH893 / BM 22may05
    HAS.2XZ693 / 305 16jun10
    HAS.2XZ727 / 634 08jun11
    HC.3ZJ128 / M 22may05
    HC.4ZD627 / WO 16jun10 08jun11
    HC.4ZE427 / K 25jun14
    HC.4ZF117 / X 25jun14
    HMA.2ZZ378 25jun14
    WAH-64ZJ188 16jun10
    WAH-64ZJ229 22may05
    WaspXT439 25mar86



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