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BRENZETT ADVANCED LANDING GROUND

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The site of a former military airfield. Brenzett was established as an advanced landing ground in 1943. The landing surfaces consisted of two intersecting runways made up of Sommerfeld track, a type of steel mesh matting. The only accommodation recorded for the airfield was a tented camp. Brenzett was initially allotted to 122 Squadron, of the Royal Air Force, then was allocated to the United States Army Air Force. However the Americans only appear to have used Brenzett for ground based training and no squadrons were actually housed there. By December 1944 the site was de-requisitioned, and closed in 1945. By 1985 the site was said to be used for agriculture. Overlooking the site is the Brenzett Aviation Museum with exhibits on aviation and the Womens Land Army.

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