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Baginton (Coventry)

Major
Also known as: Coventry Airport / RAF Baginton
County: Warwickshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1919
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / RCAF / RAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1960)
Prominent People: Pope John Paul II
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft manufacture / Airliner / Fighter / General aviation

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Baginton Parish Council
  • DC-6 Diner - restaurant inside a grounded airliner
  • Midland Air Museum
  • RVL Group

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Coventry City Council
  • Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd
  • TUI AG

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Camouflage Unit
  • No 6 AACU
  • No 9 Gp AAC Flight
  • No 32 Sqn
  • No 63 OTU
  • No 79 Sqn
  • No 134 Sqn
  • No 135 Sqn
  • No 308 Sqn
  • No 403 Sqn
  • No 457 Sqn
  • No 605 Sqn
  • Air Commuter
  • Air Safaris
  • All Seasons Contracting
  • Armstrong Siddeley Flying Club
  • Atlantic Airlines
  • Atlantic Flight Training Ltd
  • Bristol Siddeley (Coventry) Flying Club
  • Camouflage Flight 
  • Coventry Aeroplane Club
  • Devonair
  • Don Everall (Aviation)
  • GEC (Coventry) Flying Group
  • Grand Prix Flying Group
  • Janus Airways
  • Jersey Airlines
  • Melba Airways
  • Proctor Group
  • Sir Armstrong Whitworth Flying Group
  • Special Duties Flight
  • Trans European Airways
  • Wizz Air

An Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 being tested at Baginton in 1947. Courtesy of British Pathé

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Whitley

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