Chalgrove Airfield

Chalgrove Airfield (ICAO: EGLJ) is a former Second World War airfield in Oxfordshire, England. The airfield is located approximately 3 mi (4.8 km) north-northeast of Benson; about 42 mi (68 km) north-northwest of London.

Opened in 1943, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a combat reconnaissance airfield. After the war it was closed in late 1946.

Today, the airfield is primarily used by the Martin-Baker company for testing ejector seats.

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Chalgrove Airfield - In Popular Culture
... Chalgrove appeared in an episode of the British TV series The Professionals, the Cessna 172 being used by an escapee supposedly crashing into an airfield building ... An episode of the cult series The Prisoner also used Chalgrove, including sequences involving a Martin Baker Gloster Meteor ...