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Castle Bromwich

Major
Also known as: Birmingham / Castle Vale / RAF Castle Bromwich / RFC Castle Bromwich
County: West Midlands
Current Status: Housing / Industry
Date: March 1912 - 1 April 1958
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved/unpaved
Prominent People: Alex Henshaw

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2016):

  • Church of St Nicholas and St Peter Ad Vincula, Curdworth - memorials in church, RFC graves
  • St Mary and St Margaret Church, Castle Bromwich - RAF/RFC graves

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 5 RAS

  • No 5 RFS

  • No 5 RS

  • No 5 TS

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 7 AACU

  • No 8 AACU

  • No 9 MU

  • No 9 Sqn

  • No 14 E&RFTS

  • No 14 EFTS

  • No 16 MU

  • No 19 Sqn

  • 25th (Training) Wing

  • No 28 RS

  • No 28 TS

  • No 34 RS

  • No 34 Sqn

  • No 38 Sqn

  • No 43 RS

  • No 48 EGS

  • No 48 GS

  • 49th Aero Sqn

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 54 TS

  • No 55 Sqn

  • No 55 TS

  • No 67 TS

  • No 71 Sqn

  • No 74 TS

  • No 115 Sqn

  • No 577 Sqn

  • No 605 Sqn

  • No 663 Sqn

  • No 1954 Reserve AOP Flight

  • No 2827 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Railway Air Services

Birmingham Air Pageant at Castle Bromwich, late 1920s. Courtesy of British Pathé

Alex Henshaw testing a Supermarine Spitfire at Castle Bromwich, 1941. Courtesy of captainpercy

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