This is the official web site of the RAF Yatesbury Association and incorporates RAF Compton Bassett, Cherhill and Townsend.

Aims of the association

The aim of the association is to preserve the memories and history of these RAF stations and all who were involved particularly those that gave their lives in the service of their country.


Membership is open to all those who have an interest in the association and its aims.

Membership of the site is free. 


If you are visiting the site and intend to use it regularly please upload a photo of yourself. 
As we get older names fade but faces often stir a memory. 


    RAF YATESBURY              COMPTON BASSETT                     RAF CHERHILL


First Canadian Article

Reminiscences of Yatesbury 11-05-12

Sparks Trade Badge





History of badge

As far as it is known, the Telecommunication trade is the only one with a trade badge. The original reason for this is that in the early day of the RAF only NCO's were allowed to address an officer. A member of the telecommunication trade might have an important message and the badge enable him to address an officer directly.