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Hurn (Bournemouth)

Major
Also known as: Aviation Business Park / Bournemouth Airport / Bournemouth International Airport / Hurn Aerodrome / RAF Hurn / USAAF Station 492
County: Dorset
Current Status: Industry / Aviation
Date: Opened July 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / Civil (foreign)

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

  • 3G Flooring Ltd
  • 21st Century Entertainment
  • A S Engineering (UK) Ltd
  • A.F.C. Gunners Limited
  • A1 Hire & Sales
  • Abbas Cabins Limited
  • Acorn Lodge (Bournemouth) Ltd
  • Aeon Finance Technology Ltd
  • Aeon Ventures Limited
  • Aerocom Tools
  • AIM Aviation (Jecco) Limited
  • Airtime
  • Ambergreen Properties Ltd
  • Andrew J Morris Ltd
  • Andrew Moon Ltd
  • Anglo International Assets Ltd
  • Answer Financial Ltd
  • Apple Conservatories
  • Askar Investments Limited
  • Atech UK
  • ATL
  • Aviation Maintenance Ltd
  • Babcock International Group
  • Baledean Properties Ltd
  • Baltic Enterprise Ltd
  • Basepoint Business Centre
  • Bath Travel
  • Bench Marque Wines Ltd
  • Best Booze Ltd
  • Bike Angel Ltd
  • Bourne Aviation Supply Ltd
  • Bournemouth Aviation Museum
  • Bournemouth Library
  • Bournemouth Sea Safari Ltd
  • Breaktime Hunger Specialists Ltd
  • Brewery Cafe Ltd
  • Britannia Legerstar Self Store Ltd
  • Brookson (5364P) Limited
  • Brothers Travel
  • Carbonyte UK Ltd
  • Carrington Business Network Ltd
  • CEGA Air Ambulance UK Limited
  • Ceragon Ltd
  • Charles & Fitch Ltd
  • Charles Kendall Freight Ltd
  • Compli Ltd
  • Concert Logistics Ltd
  • Construction Training
  • Contours Express Fitness (London) Ltd
  • Days Transport
  • Dekkon Limited
  • Designer Shaik Ltd
  • Dexter And Sloane Ltd
  • Dorchester Market Cafe Ltd
  • Dorset Business Services Ltd
  • Dorset Metal Spinning Services
  • Durlings Ltd
  • Effective Publishing Ltd
  • Elesco Ltd
  • Elson Geaves Accountants Ltd
  • Est Presso!
  • Eternal Learning Ltd
  • European Skybus Ltd
  • Evolution Enterprises Ltd
  • Fahrenheit Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Ferndown Tandoori Ltd
  • Ferry Way Projects Ltd
  • Fittings4Shops Ltd
  • Fix-a-Door
  • Flite Bites
  • Formbase Ltd
  • Fortis Security Solutions Ltd
  • Fortune Homes Ltd
  • Futuretrack Search Ltd
  • G W Financial Planning Ltd
  • Goforgolf Ltd
  • Grafham Walbancke Ltd
  • Grindmaster Ltd
  • Hall Hire Ltd
  • Hanford Consulting Ltd
  • Harrisons
  • Hoddington Inns Ltd
  • Hurn Airport Auto Centre Limited
  • Hurn Parish Council
  • Hurn Plastics
  • In Print Commercial Printers Ltd
  • Indiquo Limited
  • Intentivo Limited
  • International Safety Solutions Limited
  • JETS Bournemouth Ltd
  • Joe's Kitchen & Coffeehouse
  • KD Consultants Limited
  • Kenco Local Ltd
  • KNG Developments
  • Landlord Management Ltd
  • Largo Ltd
  • Laura Kennedy Ltd
  • Leatherbarrows Removals & Storage Ltd
  • Lester Aldridge
  • Libra Drain Maintenance
  • Linpol Metal Polishing
  • LVC Consulting Limited
  • Malpasso Media Ltd
  • Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G)
  • Media Works Creative Ltd
  • Meerkat Accounting Limited
  • Meggitt PLC
  • Micren Ltd
  • Miracle Marketing Solutions Ltd
  • Mobile Media Limited
  • NFF Precision Limited
  • Ocean Marine
  • Ocius B2 Limited
  • Okeford Development Company Ltd
  • Ottomans (Blandford) Limited
  • Our Small World Ltd
  • Park Cafe
  • Perkins Motors Ltd
  • Permateek UK Ltd
  • Pitchmark Investments Ltd
  • Poole Bay Building Services Ltd
  • Poole Instrument Control Ltd
  • Premier Print
  • Prestige Web Design Ltd
  • Prime Bodywork
  • Prime Property Lettings Ltd
  • Priory Estate Agents (Dorset) Ltd
  • Procompliance Ltd
  • Quicksilver Innovative Ideas Ltd
  • R Walsh Electrical Ltd
  • Race Lab Ltd
  • Red Loop Ltd
  • Richard Smedley Consulting Ltd
  • Right Technologies Ltd
  • Riverside Computer Systems Ltd
  • Sadler Scaffolding
  • Sailing Charter Company Baltic Ltd
  • Sandbanks Marine Upholstery 
  • Sato Enterprises Ltd
  • Servisair
  • Shears Brothers
  • Sitec
  • Southampton Trade Windows Ltd
  • Southern Retail Systems Ltd
  • Specialist Laundry Services Ltd
  • Spectrum Snooker Ltd
  • Steel Management Services
  • Stone Catering Equipment
  • Sultanz Ltd
  • Swissport UK
  • The Olive Tree - restaurant
  • The UK Drainage Network Ltd
  • Three Gables Nurseries Ltd
  • Tiegla Tiles
  • Time Spent Property Developments Ltd
  • Top Wok (Ferndown) Ltd
  • Tremane Ltd
  • Triton Motor Services
  • Ucallme Ltd
  • UDrive Limited
  • VAI Siemens
  • Venus Explorer Ltd
  • Viviennes Ltd
  • Wessex Glazing Supplies Ltd
  • White Rose Environmental
  • WHSmith
  • Wimborne Kebabs Ltd
  • Woodmace Limited
  • World Duty Free

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bournemouth Corporation
  • British Aircraft Corporation
  • Dorset County Council
  • National Express Group

Main unit(s) present:  

  • No 2 AEF
  • No 3 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
  • No 19 (Fighter) Sector
  • No 20 (Fighter) Sector
  • No 22 (RCAF) (Fighter) Sector
  • No 22 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 88 Sqn
  • No 124 Airfield
  • No 124 (Rocket Projectile) Wing
  • No 125 Sqn
  • No 136 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 143 (RCAF) Airfield
  • No 143 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 146 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 164 Sqn
  • No 170 Sqn
  • No 181 Sqn
  • No 182 Sqn
  • No 183 Sqn
  • No 193 Sqn
  • No 197 Sqn
  • No 198 Sqn
  • No 239 Sqn
  • No 247 Sqn
  • No 257 Sqn
  • No 263 Sqn
  • No 266 Sqn
  • No 277 Sqn
  • No 295 Sqn
  • No 296 Sqn
  • No 297 Sqn
  • No 403 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 412 Sqn
  • No 418 Sqn
  • No 419 (RCAF) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 438 Sqn
  • No 439 Sqn
  • No 440 Sqn
  • No 570 Sqn
  • No 604 Sqn
  • No 609 Sqn
  • No 620 Sqn
  • No 1498 (TT) Flight
  • No 2739 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2742 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2768 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2794 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2796 Sqn RAF Regiment 
  • Air Safaris
  • Air UK
  • Atlantic Airlines
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • Avon Flying Group
  • BEA
  • BKS Air Transport
  • Bliss Aviation
  • Blue Islands
  • bmibaby
  • BOAC
  • Bournemouth Air Centre
  • Bournemouth Air Taxi
  • Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training Centre (BCFT) 
  • Bournemouth Flying Club
  • Bournemouth Helicopters
  • British Airways
  • British United Air Ferries
  • Cambrian Airways
  • Channel Airways
  • Cinema Flying Club
  • Dan-Air
  • easyJet
  • European Aviation
  • European Aviation Air Charter
  • Executive Air Transport
  • Falcon Airways
  • Flybe
  • Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit
  • Jersey Airlines
  • Melba Airways
  • Murray Chown Aviation
  • North-South Airlines
  • Orbest Orizonia Airlines
  • Palmair
  • Princess Air
  • Ryanair
  • Silver City Airways
  • South West Aviation
  • Star1 Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomson Airways
  • Wizz Air
  • Woodward Air Services

Transatlantic flights from Hurn, 1945. Courtesy of British Pathé

Film star Mary Pickford arriving at Hurn, 1946. Courtesy of British Pathé

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