EGHM.Lat/Long 50 51 33 N/01 19 36 W .Grid ref SU 477077 .80 feet ASL.Ident "HA".4 miles S/E of Southampton
RUNWAYS: Grass(all fields).North - 18/36 940x46 Metres(1972):20/02."In addition the entire manoeuvering area may be used"(Pooleys Guide 1972). South and Browns-no details.
John Turner has kindly provided some photos from his father's( Joe Turner) photo album.
Joe was works manager at AST until around 1961.
Most of the photos are of the AW Ensign which was built ar Hamble by Armstrong Whitworth in the factory shown as "B" on the map above.
Those images date from 1938 when the prototype Ensign G-ADSR made it's first flight on 24th of January.
It is believed that the original images may have been the work of a Southern Newspapers photographer.
In addition , at the foot of the page are photos of two Engine test bed aircraft which were converted ar Hamble in the post war years. The aircraft are the ATAR Meteor RA491(- an F4 with F8 forward fuselage) circa 1951, and an Avon Lincoln ( probably RA716.G).