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Baginton (Coventry)

Major
Also known as: Bagington (misspelling) / Coventry Airport / RAF Baginton
County: Warwickshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1919
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / RAAF / RCAF
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

Footage of an Armstrong Whitworth Apollo at Baginton, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

King's Cup Air Race at Baginton, 1954. Courtesy of British Pathé

King's Cup Air Race at Baginton, 1957. Courtesy of British Pathé

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Whitley

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