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|Borough:||Windsor & Maidenhead|
|Region:||South East England|
White Waltham is a village in Berkshire, two miles west of Maidenhead, and also an airfield at that location. Originally the home field of the de Havilland aeroplane manufacturing company, the airfield was set up in the 1920s and used by the Air Transport Auxiliary in the Second World War. It is now in private hands and is the home of the West London Aero Club. White Waltham is said to be the largest grass-strip airfield in Europe, and boasts three runways. Prince Philip — the Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II — was taught to fly at White Waltham.
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