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Upavon is a village in Wiltshire, England. As its name suggests it is on the upper portions of the River Avon which runs from the north to the south through the village. It is situated about 4 miles south of Pewsey, about 10 miles southeast of Devizes, and about 20 miles north of Salisbury. The roads A345 and A342 run through the village. Most of Upavon is between 90 and 100 meters above sea level. Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... The River Avon is a river in the county of Hampshire in the south of England. ... Pewsey is a village in Wiltshire, England. ... Arms of Devizes Devizes is a town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Salisbury (IPA: , or — moving from RP to local dialect) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England. ...

Upavon Airfield

Upavon Airfield is situated about 1 mile east of Upavon, and is home to the Central Flying School, the RAF's primary instructor-training institution. It is still used by the Air Training Corps for instructor and glider-pilot training, and shares its facilities with the Wyvern Army Gliding Club. The Central Flying School is the Royal Air Forces primary institution for the training of flying instructors. ... RAF redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gliders or Sailplanes are heavier-than-air aircraft primarily intended for unpowered flight. ...

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Coordinates: 51°17′N 1°49′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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This is Wiltshire | CommuniGate | Match Reports (905 words)
Upavon found themselves a goal behind after only 5 minutes against their closest neighbours and 30 minutes later it seemed that it wasn’t going to be their day when Dale Stagg missed a penalty awarded after the Enford ‘keeper fouled Chris Norman.
Upavon made the best possible start to this game when, from the kick off, they went on the attack, hitting the post after 30 seconds and then being awarded a penalty when Chris Norman was brought down.
Upavon missed a number of chances to put the game out of reach and Chalk Valley got some reward for their efforts when they scored from a penalty in the 4th minute of added time.
RAF UPAVON - Find Friends from RAF UPAVON at Forces Reunited (1259 words)
Dorothy Bates was at RAF Upavon between 1940 and 1945
Helen Padam nee Thompson was at RAF Upavon between 1984 and 1995
Trish Welsh (was Floyd) was at RAF Upavon between 1965 and 1969
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