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Brize Norton

Major
Also known as: Brize / RAF Brize Norton
County: Oxfordshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened September 1937
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / USAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

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

  • Alvescot Parish Council
  • Bampton Parish Council
  • Black Bourton Parish Council
  • Brize Norton HIVE
  • Brize Norton Parish Council
  • Carterton Library
  • Carterton Town Council
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Parachute Training School

  • No 2 FTS

  • No 2 (P) AFU

  • No 2 SFTS

  • No 6 MU

  • No 10 Sqn

  • No 15 SFTS

  • No 21 HGCU

  • No 25 (Armament Training) Group

  • No 25 BAT Flight

  • No 25 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 99 Sqn

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 110 Sqn

  • No 115 Sqn

  • No 204 AFS

  • No 216 Sqn

  • No 241 OCU

  • No 296 Sqn

  • No 297 Sqn

  • No 511 Sqn

  • No 826A Flight

  • No 826C Flight

  • No 848 Sqn

  • No 1525 BAT Flight

  • No 2738 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2797 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Movements School

  • Aircrew and Groundcrew Training Sqn

  • Andover Training Sqn

  • Flying Training Command Instructors School

  • HGCU

  • Joint Air Transport Establishment

  • RAF Brize Norton Flying Club
  • Support Command Flight Checking Unit

  • Tactical Communications Wing

  • Transport Command Development Unit

c. 1982 aerial.jpg

Aerial view of Brize Norton airfield, c. 1982. © Dave Welch.

'Glider Snatching' at Brize Norton, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

The Duke of Edinburgh visits the USAAF at Burtonwood and Brize Norton, 1953. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Boeing B-52 stops at Brize Norton on a round the world trip. Courtesy of British Pathé

Then the biggest hangar in Western Europe is completed at Brize Norton, 1967. Courtesy of British Pathé

Air Tanker Hangar Construction at Brize Norton. Courtesy of Julian Hickman

 

 

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Akeman StreetFairfordSouthrop

Decoy Airfield(s):

Chimney

Satellite Landing Ground(s):

Barnsley Park

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