Royal Naval Air Station Merryfield
Part of RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron)
Ilton, Somerset, in England
RNAS Merryfield control tower in 2007
RNAS Merryfield is located in Somerset
RNAS Merryfield
RNAS Merryfield
Location in Somerset
Coordinates50°58′12″N 002°56′24″W / 50.97000°N 2.94000°W / 50.97000; -2.94000
TypeRoyal Naval Air Station
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Controlled by Royal Navy
Site history
Built1971; 53 years ago (1971)
In use1971–present
Battles/warsCold War
Airfield information
IdentifiersIATA: N/a, ICAO: EGDI, WMO: 03334
Elevation45 metres (148 ft) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
03/21 1,249 metres (4,098 ft) asphalt
09/27 1,744 metres (5,722 ft) asphalt
16/34 1,077 metres (3,533 ft) asphalt

Royal Naval Air Station Merryfield, commonly known as RNAS Merryfield, is an air station of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm located 2.7 miles (4 kilometres) north-west of Ilminster, and 8.1 miles (13 kilometres) south-east of Taunton, in the English county of Somerset, in England.


Main article: RAF Merryfield

The following squadrons were located here at some point:[1]

Current use

The site is mainly used for military helicopter exercises, and there are a large number of lettered helicopter landing spots spread across the site on the taxiways.

See also


  1. ^ "Merryfield (Isle Abbotts)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 28 January 2014.