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Finningley (Doncaster Finningley)

Major
Also known as: Doncaster Sheffield Airport / RAF Finningley / Robin Hood
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry
Date: Opened 3 September 1936
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1944)

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

  • Aerospace NDT Limited
  • Alpha Airport Shopping
  • The Amy Johnson
  • Anglo European Express (Doncaster) Ltd
  • Canberra House Training & Development Centre
  • Costa Coffee
  • Finningley Parish Council
  • The Finningley Windmill
  • Hertz
  • Hill House School - former Officers' Mess
  • Holy Trinity and St Oswald's Church, Finningley
  • Ramada Encore Doncaster Airport
  • The Running Horse - pub
  • Servisair
  • Travelex
  • WH Smith

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 1 Gp Standardisation Unit

  • No 1 (Pilot) Refresher Flying Unit

  • No 2 (Pilot) Refresher Flying Unit

  • No 5 Gp Pool

  • No 5 Gp Training Flight

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 6 FTS

  • No 7 AACU

  • No 7 BAT Flight

  • No 7 Sqn

  • No 9 AEF

  • No 12 Sqn

  • No 18 OTU

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 21 OTU

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 25 OTU

  • No 64 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 76 Sqn

  • No 77 Sqn

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 101 FRS

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 102 Sqn

  • No 106 Sqn

  • No 202 AFS

  • No 202 Sqn

  • No 215 AFS

  • No 230 OCU

  • No 616 Sqn

  • No 1507 BAT Flight

  • No 1521 BAT Flight

  • No 1685 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight

  • Aer Lingus

  • Air Electronics, Engineer & Loadmaster School

  • BH Air

  • Bomber Command Development Unit

  • easyJet

  • Electronic Counter Measures Modification Centre

  • Flybe

  • Flyglobespan

  • Flying Refresher School

  • Joint Forward Air Controller Training & Standards Unit

  • Multi-Engine Training Sqn

  • RAF Central Night Vision Training School

  • Ryanair

  • S&R (Helicopter) Aircraft Engineering Development & Investigation Team

  • Sea King Command Engineering Development & Investigation Team

  • Search & Rescue Helicopter Wing

  • Strike Command Development Unit

  • Thomas Cook Airlines

  • Thomson Airways

  • Thomsonfly

  • White Rose GC

  • Wizz Air

  • Yorkshire Universities Air Sqn

Hawker Siddeley Dominies at Finningley, August 1970. Courtesy of John Hosier

Programme looking at the closure of RAF Finningley, October 1995. Courtesy of Vulcan painter

 

 

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