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Brough

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Mark Swann, an aide of Robert Blackburn, was said to have partly chosen Brough as a good location for aircraft production by the famous company due to the close proximity of two pubs.

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Also known as: BAE Brough / RAF Brough / Humber Enterprise Park
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil

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

  • BAE Systems
  • Brough Heritage Group
  • Brough Library 
  • Cablescan Ltd
  • Elloughton cum Brough Town Council
  • Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Interserve
  • Supercraft Ltd

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company
  • Blackburn and General Aircraft Limited
  • Blackburn Aircraft Limited
  • Blackburn Engines Limited
  • Blackburn Welfare Motor Club
  • British Aerospace
  • Hawker Siddeley Aviation

 

Main Unit(s) Present:

  • No 4 E&RFTS
  • No 4 EFTS
  • No 4 RFS
  • No 48 MU
  • Hull University Air Sqn

A Blackburn Cubaroo at Brough, 1924. Courtesy of British Pathé

American round the world fliers at Brough, 1924. Courtesy of British Pathé

American round the world fliers at Brough, 1924. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Blackburn Iris at Brough, 1928. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Blackburn Ripon at Brough, 1928. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Blackburn Sydney at Brough, 1930. Courtesy of British Pathé

Parachutists at Brough, 1948. Courtesy of British Pathé

 

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Bellasize

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