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To the western side of the airfield is a large field which was used to store Horsa Gliders. Formally this was part of the 'hundred acres' which was split into allotment gardens provided by Leigh Parish (shown in an early OS map for comparison) - Airmen used to reach the local pub (The Foresters) via this field following the original trackway oriented north/south which led to the pub car-park - to the eastern side of the field is the lost taxiway from the perimeter track, which was laid very late in the airfields development allowing gliders to be towed into the field, being secured with long ground screws, an example of which is at the Cricklade museum and pictured (Paul Povey). The field eventually became a site for a ring of aerials during the Cold War phase of the site.

The Glider Field