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Broomfield (Chelmsford), Essex

Major
Also known as: Broomfield Aerodrome / Broomfield Court / Broomfield Landing Ground / RAF Broomfield / RFC Broomfield
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland
Date: April 1916 - September 1932
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / General aviation

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/01/2019):

  • Broomfield Library
  • Broomfield Parish Council
  • Brumfelda - local history group
  • Chelmsford Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 37 Sqn
  • Aviation Transport, Sales and Service Ltd
Broomfield airfield 1930s Malcolm Taylor.jpg

A Comper Swift, most likely taken during Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day display at Broomfield on 17 May 1932. Courtesy of Malcolm Taylor

Broomfield Airfield 2.jpg

Broomfield airfield, 1932. Courtesy of Wendy Martin, Broomfield Parish Council

Broomfield Airfield, Duke of Kent arriving to open Chelmsford by-pass 1932.jpg

Duke of Kent arriving at Broomfield to open Chelmsford by-pass, 1932. Courtesy of Wendy Martin, Broomfield Parish Council

Broomfield Airfield, Youth of Britian II.jpg

Youth of Britain II at Broomfield, 1932. Courtesy of Wendy Martin, Broomfield Parish Council

Sir Alan Cobham at the controls of Gypsy Moth. He gave aa aerobatic display at the opening of the airfield 1932.jpg (1)

Sir Alan Cobham at Broomfield, 1932. Courtesy of Wendy Martin, Broomfield Parish Council

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Stow Maries

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Goldhanger / Southend (Rochford) / Stow Maries

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