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Hendon

Major
Also known as: RAF Hendon / RAF Museum London / RFC Hendon / RNAS Hendon / USAAF Station 575
County: Greater London
Current Status: Housing / Museum
Date: 1 October 1910 - 7 November 1957 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / RNAS / Civil

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Grahame-White Aviation Company

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight

  • No 1 Camouflage Unit

  • No 1 Radio Fitting Unit

  • 18th Wing School of Instruction

  • No 19 RS

  • No 24 Sqn

  • No 29 TS

  • No 50 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 91 (Forward) Staging Post

  • No 116 Sqn

  • No 116 (Transport) Wing

  • No 142 GS

  • No 248 Sqn

  • No 257 Sqn

  • No 271 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 510 Sqn

  • No 512 Sqn

  • No 575 Sqn

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 601 Sqn

  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 617 GS

  • No 661 Sqn

  • No 1316 (Dutch Comms) Flight

  • No 1316 (Transport) Flight

  • No 1416 (Reconnaissance) Flight

  • No 1697 (Air Delivery Letter Service) Flight

  • No 1958 Reserve AOP Flight

  • Allied Flight

  • Blenheim Conversion Flight

  • FASRON-200

  • Home Communication Flight

  • Metropolitan Communication Sqn

  • RAF Antarctic Flight

  • The King's Flight

"Hendon, First aerial post. Mr Hamel leaves Hendon with his letter bags", 1911. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage of Hendon, 1923. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage from an air pageant at Hendon. Courtesy of British Movietone

Footage of the RAF Display at Hendon, 1935. Courtesy of Barry Gould

RAF display at Hendon, 1937. Courtesy of British Pathé

News report on the closure of Hendon. Courtesy of British Movietone

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