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One former flying resident claimed the runways at Milfield’s satellite were thicker than those at Heathrow.

Also known as: RAF Brunton
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Farmland / military radar site
Date: August 1942 - 22 November 1945; subsequent limited use to 2003
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Beadnell Parish Council
  • Newton by the Sea Parish Council
  • Northumberland Vintage Tractor Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 56 OTU
  • No 59 OTU
  • No 2772 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2879 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Border Parachute Centre
  • Fighter Leaders School

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