Pembrey Airport

Pembrey Airport

Pembrey Airport is located 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) west northwest of Llanelli in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, in Wales. It is the home of Cambrian Flying Club.


The airfield is situated within a designated danger area, the nearby Royal Air Force bombing range. It is active during the daytime on weekdays.

Construction of the airfield started in 1937 and by September of 1939, the RAF's No. 2 Air Armament School was the first unit to be stationed at the airfield.

By June 1940, Fighter Command was using Pembrey as a base for the numerous fighter squadrons caught up in Britain's "finest hour...". During this period Pembrey gained honours as a Battle of Britain Airfield.

It is believed that 25 official kills were accredited to aircraft flown out of Pembrey during the war years.

Between 1941 and 1945 Pembrey was host to the RAF's Air Gunnery School, after which its activities relaxed a little and it became an air crew holding unit for war weary crews being demobbed.

Fighter Command once again took over as custodians in 1946, and remained there, (with the exception of a period from 1949 to 1952, when the RAF Regiment were based at Pembrey), until their final service days and the airfields eventual closure on the 13th July 1957.

Today there are charter flights from this airport which are operated by South Western Airlines to destinations in the United Kingdom and Europe. The runway was extended to 1200m in 2009.

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Location

Pembrey Airport Pembrey
CMN SA16 0HZ.
United Kingdom

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Pembrey Sands Weather info
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3.8 km West

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