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Croydon (Beddington) (London) (Waddon)

Major
Also known as: Beddington Aerodrome / Croydon Airport / London Airport / RAF Croydon / RAF Beddington / RFC Beddington / Roundshaw / Waddon Aerodrome
County: Greater London
Current Status: Housing / Industry / Leisure activity / Museum / Open land
Date: January 1916 - 30 September 1959
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / RCAF

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

  • Administration Services Ltd
  • Airport House Ltd
  • Amy Johnson Primary School
  • Central Library
  • Croydon Airport Model Flying Club
  • Croydon Airport Society
  • Croydon Council
  • Croydon Economic Development Company
  • Croydon Enterprise
  • Global Express UK Ltd
  • Haines Watts Croydon
  • In House Construction Ltd
  • Museum of Croydon
  • Objektum Venues
  • Premier Showfreight Ltd
  • Shirley Pharmacy Ltd
  • St. Paul's Church, Roundshaw
  • Tek-Art
  • Urban Renaissance Ltd

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 1 Sqn
  • No 1 Sqn RCAF
  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 3 Sqn
  • No 10 Sqn
  • No 17 RAS
  • No 17 RS
  • No 17 Sqn
  • No 17 TS
  • No 19 RS
  • No 22 Sqn
  • 24th Aero Sqn
  • No 29 TS
  • No 32 Sqn
  • No 39 Sqn
  • No 40 TS
  • No 41 Sqn
  • No 65 RS
  • No 72 Sqn
  • No 83 Sqn
  • No 84 Sqn
  • No 85 Sqn
  • No 92 Sqn
  • No 93 Sqn
  • No 110 (Transport) Wing
  • No 111 Sqn
  • No 116 Sqn
  • No 143 EGS
  • No 143 GS
  • No 145 Sqn
  • No 147 Sqn
  • No 167 Sqn
  • No 207 Sqn
  • No 271 Sqn
  • No 285 Sqn
  • No 287 Sqn
  • No 302 Sqn
  • No 317 Sqn
  • No 405 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 409 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 414 Sqn
  • No 435 Sqn
  • No 437 Sqn
  • No 501 Sqn
  • No 605 Sqn
  • No 607 Sqn
  • No 615 Sqn
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Charter
  • Air Council Inspection Sqn
  • Air Couriers
  • Air Enterprises
  • Air France
  • Airborne Taxi Services
  • Aircraft Transport & Travel
  • Airlinks
  • Airspan Travel
  • BEA
  • British Airways Ltd
  • British American Air Services
  • British Continental Airways
  • Crilly Airways
  • Daimler Airway
  • Director of Research Flight
  • Experimental Flying Group
  • Guernsey Airways
  • Handley Page Transport
  • Imperial Airways
  • Instone Air Line
  • Island Air Services (London)
  • Jersey Airlines
  • Jersey Airways
  • KLM
  • Midland & Scottish Air Ferries
  • Morton Air Services
  • Newman Airways
  • Olley Air Service
  • Provincial Airways
  • Railway Air Services
  • Sabena
  • Spartan Air Lines
  • St Christopher Travelways
  • Surrey Flying Services
  • Swissair
  • The Tiger Club
  • Transair
  • West Coast Air Services

King George V and Queen Mary at Croydon in 1918 for the creation of the RAF. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

A Lufthansa aircraft at Croydon in the 1920s. Courtesy of British Pathé

"London's New Airport Opened", 1928. Courtesy of British Pathé

Ramsay MacDonald and his daughter Ishbel flying from Croydon, 1930. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage of Croydon Airport in the 1930s. Courtesy of Beulah24

 

Prime Minister MacDonald flying to Geneva from Croydon in 1932. Courtesy of British Pathé

"Blazing the Air Trail", 1932. Courtesy of British Pathé

 Footage of Croydon in 1938. Courtesy of MrSRedburn

Includes footage of Croydon, 1948. Courtesy of British Pathé

Documentary about one of the last flights from Croydon. Courtesy of John Willis

Aerial footage of Croydon. Courtesy of Graham Johnson

Landing Ground(s):

Addington

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Hounslow

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