Airfield search

Lee-on-Solent

Major
Also known as: Daedalus / Daedalus East / Daedalus West / Faraday Business Park / HMS Ariel / HMS Daedalus / Lee / Lee-on-Solent Aerodrome / 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

  • No 703 Sqn

  • No 705 Sqn

  • No 708 Sqn

  • No 710 Sqn

  • No 712 Sqn

  • No 716 Sqn

  • No 728C Sqn

  • No 739 Sqn

  • No 746 Sqn

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  • No 763 Sqn

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  • No 770 Sqn

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  • No 780 Sqn

  • No 781 Sqn

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  • No 784 Sqn

  • No 793 Sqn

  • No 798 Sqn

  • No 799 Sqn

  • No 800 Sqn

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  • No 803 Sqn

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  • No 807 Sqn

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  • No 828 Sqn

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  • No 854 Sqn

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  • No 878 Sqn

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  • No 886 Sqn

  • No 887 Sqn

  • No 888 Sqn

  • No 891 Sqn

  • No 892 Sqn

  • No 894 Sqn

  • No 895 Sqn

  • 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 of Sir Alan Cobham beginning his flight around Britain, 1924. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage of Sir Alan Cobham beginning his flight around Britain, 1924. Courtesy of British Pathé

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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