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Coordinates: 50°51′34″N 0°45′33″W / 50.85944°N 0.75917°W / 50.85944; -0.75917

Royal Air Force Station Westhampnett
Active July 1940 - 13 May 1946
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Type Flying station
Role Fighter aircraft
Part of British Armed Forces;
RAF Fighter Command;
No. 11 Group RAF
Based near Chichester, West Sussex, England
Royal Air Force Ensign Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
March Royal Air Force March Past
Engagements Battle of Britain
RAF Westhampnett
Airport type was Military, now Public
Owner was Ministry of Defence, now Chichester/Goodwood Aerodrome
Operator was Royal Air Force, now Chichester/Goodwood Airport
Location West Sussex, England
Elevation AMSL 110 ft / 34 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14R/32L 4,019 1,225 Grass
06/24 855 Grass
10/28 613 Grass
14L/32R 726 Grass (Nov-Mar only)

The former Royal Air Force Station Westhampnett, more commonly known as RAF Westhampnett, was a Royal Air Force station, a military airfield, near Chichester, in the English County of West Sussex.

It was built as an emergency landing airfield for fighter aircraft, as a satellite station to RAF Tangmere. Built on land belonging to the Goodwood Estate, the then landowner, the Duke of Richmond, Frederick Gordon-Lennox retained the Title Deed to the land. Upon its closure by the RAF, Westhampnett airfield subsequently became the now world famous Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit.

RAF Westhampnett squadrons & aircraft

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