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Gatwick (London)

Major
Also known as: Gatwick Aerodrome / Gatwick Airport / London Gatwick Airport / RAF Gatwick
County: West Sussex
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 August 1930
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / Civil (foreign) / 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):

  • Accessorize
  • All Saints
  • Apostrophe
  • Armadillo Cafe and Grill
  • Best of The Best Supercars
  • Boots
  • Bridge Bar and Eating House
  • Cafe Rouge
  • Caffe Nero
  • Caviar House
  • Caviar House & Prunier
  • Copthorne London Gatwick
  • Costa Coffee
  • Courtyard London Gatwick Airport
  • Dixons Travel
  • EAT.
  • En Toast
  • Excess Baggage Company
  • Fat Face
  • Fisher-Price
  • Frankie & Benny's
  • Game Grid
  • Garfunkel's
  • Gatwick Airport Hilton
  • Gatwick Airport Arora
  • Gatwick Airport Corner House
  • Gatwick Airport Crowne Plaza
  • Gatwick Airport Days Hotel
  • Gatwick Airport Ibis Hotel
  • Gatwick Airport Menzies Chequers
  • Gatwick Airport Moat House
  • Gatwick Airport Sofitel
  • Gatwick Airport Travelodge
  • Gatwick Express
  • Giraffe
  • Global Infastructure Partners
  • Glorious Britain
  • Gourmet Hotdog Company
  • Hamleys
  • Harrods
  • Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley
  • Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport
  • Hugo Boss
  • JD
  • Jo Malone
  • Joe's Kitchen and Coffee House
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Lacoste
  • Lloyds No. 1
  • Mango
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Marks & Spencer Simply Food
  • Master of Tme
  • McDonald's
  • Mercure London Gatwick Airport
  • Moneycorp
  • Monsoon
  • Next
  • Pret A Manger
  • Ramada London Gatwick
  • Ray-Ban
  • Red Lion
  • Rituals
  • Rolling Luggage
  • Servisair 
  • Shake-a-Hula
  • Shoe Studio
  • Spectrum Interactive
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Superdry
  • Ted Baker
  • The Flying Horse
  • The Globe Freehouse
  • Tie Rack
  • Travelex
  • WHSmith
  • WHSmith Books
  • World Duty Free
  • World Duty Free Arrival Store
  • World of Whiskies

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Aviance UK
  • BAA Limited
  • BAA plc
  • British Airports Authority

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight
  • No 1 Anti-Aircraft Calibration Flight
  • No 1 Concealment and Decoy Unit
  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 8 AACU
  • No 13 Personnel Transit Centre
  • No 18 Sqn
  • No 19 E&RFTS
  • No 19 Sqn
  • No 26 Sqn
  • No 53 Sqn
  • No 57 Sqn
  • No 63 Sqn
  • No 65 Sqn
  • No 74 (Bomber) Wing
  • No 80 Sqn
  • No 92 Sqn
  • No 98 Sqn
  • No 116 Sqn
  • No 123 Airfield
  • No 129 Airfield
  • No 141 Sqn
  • No 162 GS
  • No 168 Sqn
  • No 171 Sqn
  • No 175 Sqn
  • No 183 Sqn
  • No 229 Sqn
  • No 239 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 274 Sqn
  • No 287 Sqn
  • No 309 Sqn
  • No 400 Sqn
  • No 404 Air Stores Park
  • No 407 Air Ammunition Park
  • No 412 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 414 Sqn
  • No 430 Sqn
  • No 655 Sqn
  • No 2701 Sqn RAF Regiment 
  • No 2702 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2710 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2736 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2742 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2765 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2786 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2792 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2793 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2798 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2822 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2881 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2883 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2895 Sqn RAF Regiment
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  • Westminster Airways

The official opening of Gatwick Airport, 1936. Courtesy of British Pathé

Queen Elizabeth II opens Gatwick, 9 June 1958. Courtesy of British Pathé

Photographs of Gatwick, May 1961. Courtesy of Tom Boyle

Gatwick Airport railway station, 1960s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

Footage of Gatwick in the late 1960s. Courtesy of Geoff Claydon

The former combined control tower and terminal building at Gatwick, c. 2014. Courtesy of Abandoned UK

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