TQ3619 : Site of Chailey Advanced Landing Ground

taken 8 years ago, near to Wivelsfield Green, East Sussex, Great Britain

Site of Chailey Advanced Landing Ground
Site of Chailey Advanced Landing Ground
A World War Two airfield constructed at the beginning of 1943 and operational by April that year. Two runways running north-south and east-west were built along with a fuel dump and a few blister hangars. Westlands Cottage in the distance on the right and nearby Bower Farm were requisitioned to be used as headquarters. A Polish squadron, 131 Wing operated from here from the opening until late June 1944 before moving elsewhere. The airfield was then mothballed and returned to agricultural use in early 1945. Very little remains of the airfield, a brick pumphouse to the south is the only structure specifically built that has survived. The only other reminder is the flat featureless terrain devoid of hedgerows and trees that is typical of the Weald around here.
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TQ3619, 18 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
Category
Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 368 191 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.3268N 0:3.1681W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 364 191
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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