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1934 C Type Hangar, Upavon Airfield, Wiltshire

1934 C Type Hangar, Upavon Airfield, Wiltshire

The former Royal Air Force Station Upavon, more commonly known as RAF Upavon, was a grass airfield, military flight training school, and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force located on Sailsbury Plain. The station motto was In Principio Et Semper, and translated from Latin means "In the Beginning and Always". The station crest had a pterodactyl rising from rocks, which symbolised the station's connection with the early days of flying. During the Second World War, the CFS was moved from Upavon to take up residence at RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire. During this time, Upavon simply became a Flying Training School. As a result of major reorganisation of the entire structure of the Royal Air Force in the early 1990s, RAF Upavon became surplus to requirements, and the RAF was to permanently withdraw from Upavon. On 3 August 1993, the RAF officially handed over RAF Upavon to the British Army. The Airfield is now used by te ATC for Gliding. #1934 #Air_Cadets #Airfield #Army #ATC #C_Type #Gliding #Hangar #Plain #RAF #Sailsbury #TRM_DA #Upavon
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