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Greenham Common

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The recreated Shakespeare’s Globe theatre was built in sections at Greenham Common before being transferred to London.

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Also known as: Crookham Common / Greenham / New Greenham Park / RAF Greenham Common / USAAF Station 486
County: West Berkshire
Current Status: Industry / Open land
Date: 1942 (closed to flying) - September 1992
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / US
Landing Surface Types: Paved

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

  • Advance Printing
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • B&P Interactive Ltd
  • Building Skills Academy Ltd (SStar)
  • CEMGraft Electronic Manufacturing
  • Dalziel Ltd
  • Daybreak Communications Ltd
  • Essential Air Ltd
  • Express Publishing
  • Greenham Common Trust
  • Greenwood Commercial Support Services
  • Greenwood Parish Council
  • Grenson Construction Ltd
  • Groomers
  • Health Care Products Ltd
  • Incidental Laboratories
  • Intermex Engineering
  • ION Systems
  • Jacs Minicoach Travel
  • Kremer Signs
  • Liberty Ballroom
  • Link-Up
  • Marcolin UK Ltd
  • Mobile Productivity
  • Moto Cares Ltd
  • NWS Media Ltd
  • Neil Bremner Electrical Ltd
  • New Greenham Arts
  • New Greenham Tandoori
  • Norma UK Ltd
  • OTP Foods Ltd
  • Panmure Scientific Ltd
  • Paul Broughton Dental Lab
  • PHD in Communications Ltd
  • Pondergrove Ltd
  • Publicity Project Newbury Ltd
  • QS Associates Ltd
  • Regional Building Control Ltd
  • Scubair Ltd
  • Skilcom Ltd
  • Smarthire Vehicle Rental (SDML Ltd)
  • Smile Rehab Ltd
  • Stanley John Ltd
  • TEEC (The Emea Enterprise Company) Ltd
  • Thatcham Town Council
  • The Coffee Exchange
  • The Slater Centre
  • Torftech Ltd
  • Total Butler Ltd
  • Trustis Limited
  • Waterwise Gardens Ltd
  • Weavaway Travel
  • Web On High
  • Wincanton Plc
  • Woodlands Day Nursery 

Main unit(s) present:

  • 11th Tactical Missile Sqn
  • No 13 RC

  • No 15 (P) AFU

  • 51st Troop Carrier Wing

  • 53rd Troop Carrier Wing

  • 70th FW

  • 71st FW

  • 100th FW

  • 354th FG

  • 368th FG

  • 438th TCG

  • No 845 Sqn

  • No 1511 BAT Flight

  • 3909th ABG

  • 7273rd ABG

  • 7501st ABS

  • 7551st Combat Support Group

US gliders being assembled at Greenham Common during the Second World War. Courtesy of CriticalPast

Aerial footage of Greenham Common. Courtesy of Stephen Woodhall

Aerial footage of Greenham Common, c. 2014. Courtesy of Crazy Places

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