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Langar

Major
Also known as: Harby / Langar Industrial Estate / RAF Langar / RCAF Langar / USAAF Station 490
County: Nottinghamshire
Current Status: Leisure activity / Industry / Aviation
Date: March 1942 - September 1968
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RCAF / Civil / US

N.B. - Langar is situated across the two counties of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire but primarily geographically resides in Nottinghamshire.

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

  • B Allsop & Sons Ltd
  • Clawson, Hose & Harby Parish Council
  • Continental Domestic Appliances Ltd
  • Farrell Logistics Ltd
  • Farrell Transport
  • Freeman Logistics Ltd
  • Ian Markwick Driver Training
  • Langar Auto Services Ltd
  • Langar cum Barnstone Parish Council
  • Langar Karting & Quad Centre
  • Langar Model Aircraft Club
  • Mainline Mouldings Ltd
  • Proctors Transport Langar Ltd
  • Seaton Packaging
  • Skydive Langar
  • Vale Protective Coatings Ltd

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • AV Roe & Company (Avro)
  • Foresters Model Flying Club
  • Nottingham Grasstrack Car Club
  • Nottingham Sports Car Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 14 (P) AFU
  • No 31 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section
  • No 207 Sqn
  • No 1669 HCU
  • British Parachute Schools Ltd
Control tower - Nick Challoner.jpg

The control tower at Langar, extended from the original WWII watch office, July 1999. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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