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Farnborough (South Farnborough)

Major
Also known as: DERA Farnborough / Farnborough Airport / Jersey Brow / Laffan's Plain / RAE Farnborough / RAF Farnborough / RFC Farnborough / TAG Farnborough Airport
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry
Date: Opened 1909
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Prominent People: Eric 'Winkle' Brown

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

  • Airops Limited
  • Avia Logistics Ltd
  • BAE Systems Farnborough Aerospace Centre
  • Bookajet
  • Farnborough Aerospace Consortium
  • Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
  • Farnborough Aircraft Interiors
  • Farnborough College of Technology
  • Farnborough Heritage Group
  • Farnborough International Ltd
  • Farnborough Parish Council
  • Gama Aviation
  • QinetiQ - Farnborough

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AACU

  • No 1 AACU ‘A’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘B’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘C’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘D’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘E’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘F’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘H’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘J’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘K’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘L’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘R’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘T’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘Z’ Flight

  • No 1 (Army Co-operation) Wing

  • No 1 Gunnery Co-operation Flight

  • No 1 RAS

  • No 1 RS

  • No 1 School of Photography

  • No 1 (Southern) ARD

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 1 (Training) Wireless School

  • No 2 Aircraft Park

  • No 2 Sqn

  • No 4 RAS

  • No 4 Sqn

  • No 5 Sqn

  • No 6 Sqn

  • No 7 AACU

  • No 7 Sqn

  • No 8 Sqn
  • No 10 Sqn

  • No 15 Sqn

  • No 16 Sqn

  • No 22 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 31 Sqn

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 70 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 70 Sqn

  • No 71 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 100 Sqn

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 108 Sqn

  • No 285 Sqn

  • No 287 Sqn

  • No 290 Sqn

  • No 653 Sqn

  • No 656 Sqn

  • No 664 Sqn

  • No 845 Sqn

  • No 893 Sqn

  • No 899 Sqn

  • Administrative Wing

  • Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment

  • Aircraft Park, Mesopotamia

  • Army Aircraft Factory

  • Empire Test Pilots School

  • Headquarters Flight

  • Joint Helicopter Support Unit

  • London Executive Aviation (LEA)
  • Luxaviation United Kingdom
  • Meteorological Research Flight

  • Officer Commanding Ferry Pilots

  • Photographic Flight

  • Photographic Park

  • RAE

  • RAF Photographic Centre

  • Recruits Depot

  • Reserve Aeroplane Sqn

  • Reserve Depot

  • Royal Aircraft Factory

  • School for Wireless Operators

  • School of Photography

  • School of Photography, Maps & Reconnaissance

  • Southern Aircraft Depot

  • Southern ARD

  • Wireless Flight

  • Wireless School

Farnborough Air Display, 1948. Courtesy of British Pathé

Farnborough Air Display, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Pathé News special after John Derry's crash of his de Havilland DH 110, killing him, his flight test observer and 29 spectators. Courtesy of British Pathé

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