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Chivenor (including Barnstaple)

Major
Also known as: Braunton / Chiv (nickname) / Chivenor Business Park / RAF Chivenor / RMB Chivenor
County: Devon
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Royal Marines barracks
Date: 13 June 1934 - 1 October 1995 (Care & Maintenance)
Current Use: Closed to flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / RAAF / RCAF
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 01/09/2011):

  • Atlantic Surfboards
  • Beepy Swimming Pool Services
  • Braunton Library
  • Braunton Parish Council
  • Chivenor HIVE
  • Debut Services
  • Heanton Punchardon Parish Council
  • Joel Blackman Boards
  • Kangaroo Poo Ltd
  • Labeline
  • Park View Autos
  • Piston Broke Autos
  • Pool Engineering Services Ltd
  • St Augustine's Church, Heanton Punchardon

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AACU 'X' Flight

  • No 1 AACU 'Z' Flight

  • No 1 Radar Navigation Conversion Unit

  • No 2 TWU

  • No 3 (Coastal) OTU

  • No 5 (Coastal) OTU

  • No 5 Sqn

  • No 7 FTS

  • No 14 Sqn

  • No 17 Sqn

  • No 21 ACHU

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 36 Sqn

  • No 51 Sqn

  • No 59 Sqn

  • No 77 Sqn

  • No 172 Sqn

  • No 179 Sqn 

  • No 192 Sqn

  • No 203 AFS

  • No 206 Sqn

  • No 229 OCU

  • No 235 Sqn 

  • No 236 Sqn

  • No 248 Sqn

  • No 252 Sqn

  • No 254 Sqn

  • No 272 Sqn

  • No 275 Sqn

  • No 304 Sqn

  • No 404 Sqn

  • No 407 Sqn

  • No 459 Sqn

  • No 502 Sqn

  • No 517 Sqn

  • No 521 Sqn

  • No 547 Sqn

  • No 612 Sqn

  • No 624 GS

  • No 624 VGS

  • No 691 Sqn

  • No 748 Sqn

  • No 1417 (Leigh Light Trials) Flight

  • No 2785 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2820 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Coastal Command Fighter Affiliation Training Unit

  • Devonair

  • North Devon Aero Club

  • Overseas Ferry Unit

  • Puffin Aero Club

  • RAF Chivenor Flying Club

  • Western Airways

Chivenor Air Day, 1971. Courtesy of Geoff Claydon

Decoy Airfield(s):

Braunton Burrows

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