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Aldergrove (Belfast) (Crumlin)

Major
Also known as: AAC Aldergrove / Belfast Airport / Belfast International Airport / JHC Flying Station Aldergrove / RAF Aldergrove / USAAF Station 439
County: Antrim
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 28 February 1918
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / AAC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide
  • Aelia Duty Free
  • Burger King
  • Cafe Bar
  • Cafe Ritazza
  • Fed and Watered
  • Cosmo Car Parking
  • Jet Assist
  • Maldron Hotell Belfast
  • McCausland Airport Car Park
  • Servisair
  • Starbucks
  • Superdrug
  • Swissport UK
  • The Change Group
  • The Irish Quarter
  • The Lagan Bar
  • The Strangford Grill 
  • WH Smith

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • abertis
  • Airport Concessions and Development Limited
  • Aviance UK
  • Belfast International Airport Holdings Limited
  • Northern Ireland Airports Limited
  • TBI

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 1 APC
  • No 1 (Coastal) Engine Control Demonstration Unit
  • No 1 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 2 ATC
  • No 2 ATS
  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 3 AOS
  • No 3 B&GS
  • No 4 CPF
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 5 SFTS
  • No 9 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 9 Sqn                                                                             
  • No 13 AEF
  • No 15 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 22 ACHU
  • No 23 MU
  • No 48 Sqn
  • No 59 Sqn
  • No 61 Group
  • No 67 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 67 (Northern Ireland Reserve) Group
  • No 72 Sqn
  • No 86 Sqn
  • No 102 Sqn
  • No 118 Sqn
  • No 120 Sqn
  • No 143 Sqn
  • No 202 Sqn
  • No 203 GS
  • No 206 Sqn
  • No 214 Sqn
  • No 220 Sqn
  • No 224 Sqn
  • No 226 MU
  • No 231 Sqn
  • No 233 Sqn
  • No 235 Sqn
  • No 236 Sqn
  • No 245 Sqn
  • No 252 Sqn
  • No 254 Sqn
  • No 272 Sqn
  • No 278 MU
  • No 280 Sqn
  • No 311 Sqn
  • No 402 Met Flight
  • No 405 Met Flight
  • No 502 Sqn
  • No 518 Sqn
  • No 547 Sqn
  • No 671 GS
  • No 774 Sqn
  • No 818 Sqn
  • No 845 Sqn
  • No 1361 (Met) Flight
  • No 1362 (Met) Flight
  • No 1363 (Met) Flight
  • No 1364 (Met) Flight
  • No 1402 Met Flight
  • No 1405 Met Flight
  • No 1674 HCU
  • No 2707 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2850 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Canada
  • Air UK
  • Air VIA
  • Airtours International Airways
  • Atlantic Airlines
  • BH Air
  • bmibaby
  • BOAC
  • British Airways
  • British Eagle
  • British Island Airways
  • British United Island Airways
  • Continental Airlines
  • Dan-Air
  • Dubrovnik Airline - spelling
  • easyJet
  • Europe Airpost
  • First Choice Airways
  • Fly Hellas
  • HQ RAF Northern Ireland
  • Jet2.com
  • Joint Anti-Submarine School
  • Knight Air
  • Maersk Air UK
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Malinair
  • Manx2
  • MyTravel Airways
  • North West Flying Group
  • Orbest Orizonia Airlines
  • Queens UAS
  • SATA International
  • Skyservice
  • Star1 Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomson Airways
  • TNT Airways
  • United Airlines
  • Viking Airlines
  • Woodgate Aviation

Various footage of Aldergrove, 1945. Courtesy of British Pathé

Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret at Aldergrove, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in a taxiing Vickers Viking aircraft at Aldergrove, 1953. Courtesy of British Pathé

Decoy Airfield(s):

Corbally

Satellite Landing Ground(s):

Ballywalter II / Langford Lodge / Maydown / Murlough / St. Angelo

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Nutt's Corner

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