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Lee-on-Solent

Major
Also known as: Daedalus / Daedalus East / Daedalus West / Faraday Business Park / HMS Ariel / HMS Daedalus / Lee / RAF Lee-on-Solent / RNAS Lee-on-Solent / Solent Airport / Swordfish Business Park
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Aviation / Emergency services support
Date: Opened July 1917
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RNAS / FAA / Civil

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

  • Airport Express Connections
  • BN Aerosystems Ltd
  • BN Defence Ltd
  • Bournemouth Avionics Limited
  • CEMAST (Fareham College)
  • Fareham Innovation Centre
  • HMS Sultan HIVE
  • Hovercraft Museum
  • Lee Flying Association
  • Lee-on-the-Solent Library
  • Lee on the Solent Multi-Purpose Driving Test Centre
  • LIOS Bikes Ltd
  • The Wyvern

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • The Swordfish

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Gunnery Co-operation Flight

  • No 2 AACU

  • 3rd Naval Fighter Wing

  • No 15 (General Reconnaissance) Group

  • No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

  • No 16 Sqn

  • No 17 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 17 (Training) Group

  • No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

  • 20th Carrier Air Group

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 42 Sqn

  • 51st Miscellaneous Air Group

  • No 63 Sqn

  • No 202 Sqn

  • No 209 TDS

  • No 700H Flight

  • No 701 Sqn

  • No 702 Sqn

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  • No 710 Sqn

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  • No 728C Sqn

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  • No 888 Sqn

  • No 891 Sqn

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  • No 897 Sqn

  • No 1320 Special Duties Flight

  • No 1700 Sqn

  • No 1701 Sqn

  • No 1702 Sqn

  • No 1703 Sqn

  • No 1791 Sqn

  • No 1792 Sqn

  • No 1831 Sqn

  • Air Spotting Pool

  • Atlas Helicopters
  • Coastal Area

  • Coastal Command

  • Fleet Requirements Unit

  • Fleetlands Flying Association 

  • Floatplane Training Flight

  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency (HM Coastguard)

  • Phoenix Aviation 

  • Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre

  • Portsmouth Naval Gliding Club 

  • RAF & Naval Co-operation School

  • School of Naval Co-operation

  • School of Naval Co-operation and Aerial Navigation

  • School of RAF and Naval Co-operation and Navigation

  • Seaplane Club

  • Seaplane Training School

  • Seaplane Training Sqn

  • Solent Microlight Flying Group 

  • Southampton UAS

Footage from an aerial display at Lee-on-Solent, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

An air display at Lee-on-Solent, 1954. Courtesy of British Pathé

Lee-on-Solent Naval display, 1962. Courtesy of British Pathé

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Plan of Lee-on-Solent, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

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