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Filton

Major
Also known as: Bristol Filton Airport / Patchway / RAF Filton / RFC Filton / USAAF Station 803
County: South Gloucestershire
Current Status: Unknown
Date: March 1910 - 31 December 2012
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Airbus UK
  • Almondsbury Parish Council
  • Bristol Bulldogs Model Aircraft Club
  • Filton Town Council
  • Patchway Town Council


Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bristol Aeroplane Company
  • Bristol Aeroplane Company Motor Sports Club
  • Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club
  • British Aerospace
  • British Aircraft Corporation
  • British and Colonial Aeroplane Company

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Aircraft Preparation Unit

  • No 2 E&RFTS

  • No 2 EFTS

  • No 2 FPP

  • No 2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit

  • No 3 AEF

  • No 7 Radio Maintenance Unit

  • No 7 Radio Servicing Section

  • No 8 AACU

  • No 10 Gp AAC Flight

  • No 10 Gp TT Flight

  • No 12 RFS

  • No 15 FU

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 20 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 33 Sqn

  • No 35 RS

  • No 42 Sqn

  • No 51 RS

  • No 55 RS

  • No 62 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 110 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Wing

  • No 118 Sqn

  • No 236 Sqn

  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 286 Sqn

  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 528 Sqn

  • Aeros
  • Bristol Aeroplane Company Flying Club

  • Bristol UAS

  • Centaurus Flight

  • Great Western Air Ambulance

The first flight of the Bristol Brabazon at Filton, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

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