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Andrews Field (Great Saling)

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Excluding a tiny handful of modern airports with sometimes more questionable alternative titles, Andrews Field remains one of only two airfields in Britain to be named as a tribute after individual people. Lieutenant-General Frank M. Andrews served as original leader of the US 8th Air Force until he was killed in an aircraft crash in Iceland on May 3 1943.

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Also known as: Andrewsfield / RAF Andrews Field / Saling / USAAF Station 485
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry
Date: Opened 24 April 1943
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved, later unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Fighter / General aviation

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

  • Andrewsfield Driving School Braintree
  • Bardfield Saling Parish Council
  • Great Saling Parish Council
  • MK Aero Support Ltd
  • Stebbing Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight
  • No 19 Sqn
  • No 65 Sqn
  • 96th BG
  • No 122 Sqn
  • No 133 (Polish) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 129 Sqn
  • No 150 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 276 Sqn
  • No 303 Sqn
  • No 306 Sqn
  • No 309 Sqn
  • No 315 Sqn
  • No 316 Sqn
  • 322nd BG
  • No 504 Sqn
  • No 616 Sqn
  • No 2766 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2769 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Andrewsfield Aviation
T2 hangar - Nick Challoner.JPG

A T2 hangar at Andrews Field, 13 September 2008. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

On approach - Nick Challoner.JPG

On approach to runway 27R at Andrews Field, 23 August 2008. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Runway 27R - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking down the runway at Andrews Field, 23 August 2008. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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