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Benson

Major
Also known as: RAF Benson
County: Oxfordshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1939
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1942)

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

  • Bensington Society History Group - Bensington old name of village
  • Benson HIVE
  • Benson Library
  • Benson Parish Council
  • Ewelme Parish Council
  • Oxford Motor Club
  • RAF Benson Community Primary School

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • No 1 Group
  • No 1 Gp Pool
  • No 1 PRU
  • No 2 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 3 PRU
  • No 4 Gp Pool
  • No 6 AEF
  • No 8 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 12 OTU
  • No 21 Sqn
  • No 30 Sqn
  • No 33 Sqn
  • No 38 (Air Support) Group
  • No 38 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 38 Gp Standardisation Unit 
  • No 52 Sqn
  • No 54 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 54 (Training) Group
  • No 58 Sqn
  • No 63 Sqn
  • No 72 Sqn
  • No 74 (Bomber) Wing
  • No 79 (Bomber) Wing
  • No 82 Sqn
  • No 103 Sqn
  • No 104 (Photographic Reconnaissance) Wing
  • No 105 Sqn
  • No 106 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 106 (Photographic Reconnaissance) Wing
  • No 114 Sqn
  • No 115 Sqn
  • No 140 Sqn
  • No 144 Sqn
  • No 147 Sqn
  • No 150 Sqn
  • No 166 Sqn
  • No 167 Sqn
  • No 168 Sqn
  • No 170 Sqn 
  • No 215 Sqn
  • No 237 OCU
  • No 267 Sqn
  • No 309 Ferry Training & Aircraft Despatch Unit
  • No 540 Sqn
  • No 541 Sqn
  • No 542 Sqn
  • No 543 Sqn
  • No 544 Sqn
  • No 612 GS
  • No 612 VGS
  • No 618 Sqn 
  • No 1416 (Reconnaissance) Flight
  • No 1832 Sqn
  • No 1834 Sqn
  • No 1835 Sqn
  • No 1836 Sqn
  • No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Photographic Development Unit
  • Air Support Command Examining Unit 
  • Andover Training Flight
  • Argosy Conversion Unit
  • Benson Flying Club
  • Electronic Warfare Operational Support Establishment
  • Ferry Support Sqn
  • Ferry Training Unit
  • Merlin OCU
  • Oxford UAS
  • Photographic Reconnaissance Development Unit
  • Radar Reconnaissance Flight 
  • Rotary Wing Operational Evaluation and Training Unit
  • Support Command Flight Checking Unit
  • Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance
  • The King's Flight
  • The Queen's Flight
  • Transport Command Training and Development Flight
  • University of London Air Sqn 
  • Wessex Training Flight

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