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Bassingbourn

Major

Did you know?

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Skiing in Cambridgeshire? Surely not - but it does exist, courtesy of Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre, within the present Army base. The Anglia Land Yacht Club is another less obvious resident.

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Also known as: ATR Bassingbourn / RAF Bassingbourn / Royston / The Country Club / USAAF Station 121
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Army barracks / Leisure activity / Museum
Date: 27 March 1938 - 29 August 1969
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1942)
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Trainer / Transport

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

  • Anglia Land Yacht Club
  • Bassingbourn Golf Club
  • Bassingbourn HIVE
  • Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre
  • Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth Cemetery
  • Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth Parish Council
  • Tower Museum Bassingbourn

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Engine Control and Demonstration Unit

  • No 5 SFTS

  • No 11 OTU

  • No 21 Sqn 

  • No 24 Sqn

  • No 35 Sqn

  • No 40 Sqn

  • No 51 Sqn

  • No 59 Sqn

  • 91st BG

  • 97th BG

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 102 Sqn

  • No 104 Sqn

  • No 108 Sqn

  • No 204 AFS 

  • No 215 Sqn

  • No 231 OCU

  • No 237 OCU 

  • No 422 Sqn

  • No 423 Sqn

  • No 466 Sqn

  • No 1359 (Transport) Flight

  • No 1446 (Ferry Training) Flight

  • No 1555 RAT Flight

  • No 2732 Sqn RAF Regiment

Boeing B-17s at Bassingbourn during the Second World War. Courtesy of CriticalPast

Land yachts racing at Bassingbourn. Courtesy of landsailor10

Satellite(s):

Steeple Morden

Decoy Airfield(s):

Barley

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