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Bottesford

Major
Also known as: Normanton / RAF Bottesford / Roseland Business Park / USAAF Station 481
County: Leicestershire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry
Date: 10 September 1941 - 4 March 1960
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Airborne forces / Bomber / Trainer

N.B. - Bottesford is situated across the two counties of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire but primarily geographically resides in Leicestershire.

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

  • Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
  • Architectural Consultants Midland Construction Services
  • Babcock Exhibitions
  • Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering
  • Bennington Blends
  • Bennington Foods Ltd
  • Blue Dragon Transport
  • Bottesford Parish Council
  • Charcon Flooring Ltd
  • Concept To Consumer
  • Drive Assist Direct
  • Express Cencrete Floors Ltd
  • Gardner Douglas Sports Cars
  • Hawkins & Manwaring
  • Inter Technique
  • J C R 2008 Ltd
  • John Rose
  • Juno Says Hello Ltd
  • Kapok (1988) Ltd
  • Long Bennington Local History Society
  • Long Bennington Parish Council
  • Losberger UK Ltd
  • Newark Concrete Floors
  • Normanton Parish Meeting
  • Paving Developments Ltd
  • Replay Maintenance
  • Roseland Group
  • Stoneflair Ltd
  • Tilhill Forestry Ltd
  • UPM-Kymmene (UK) Holdings Plc
  • WJR Holdings Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Bomber Defence Training Flight

  • No 1 FTS

  • No 3 (Coastal) OTU

  • No 7 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 17 FTS
  • No 24 BAT Flight

  • No 30 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section

  • 50th TCW

  • No 72 Base

  • No 90 Sqn

  • No 92 MU

  • No 93 MU

  • No 207 Con Flight

  • No 207 Sqn

  • No 256 MU

  • 436th TCG

  • 440th TCG

  • No 467 Sqn

  • No 1321 (Bomber Defence Training) Flight

  • No 1524 BAT Flight

  • No 1668 HCU

  • No 2770 Sqn RAF Regiment

Aerial footage of Bottesford. Courtesy of hmhw18

Decoy Airfield(s):

Belvoir / Tithby

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