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North Weald (North Weald Bassett)

Major
Also known as: North Weald Aerodrome / North Weald Bassett Aerodrome / North Weald Market / RAF North Weald / RFC North Weald
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Museum
Date: Opened August 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Norwegian) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / Civil / RCAF / RNZAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Aces High Flying Museum
  • ATC Driver Training
  • Echo Freight Forwarding Ltd
  • Hangar 11 Collection
  • Harlow Library
  • Hughmark Continental International
  • Lightwood PLC
  • Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers Parish Council
  • North Weald Airfield Users Group
  • North Weald Bassett Parish Council
  • North Weald Flying Services Ltd
  • North Weald Library
  • PERFO-UK
  • S2T Aviation (UK)
  • St. Andrew's Church, North Weald
  • Weald Aviation Services Ltd

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Herts County Auto and Aero Club

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight
  • No 1 Sqn
  • No 2 Fighter Command Modification Centre
  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 4 Concealment and Decoy Unit
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 9 Personnel Despatch Centre
  • No 12 (RNZAF) Personnel Reception Centre
  • No 17 APC
  • No 17 Sqn
  • No 19 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 25 Sqn
  • No 26 Sqn
  • No 29 Sqn
  • No 33 Sqn
  • No 34 Air Stores Park
  • No 39 Sqn
  • No 44 Sqn
  • No 46 Sqn
  • No 56 Sqn
  • No 63 Sqn
  • No 64 Sqn
  • No 66 Sqn
  • No 71 Sqn
  • No 72 Sqn
  • No 74 Sqn
  • No 75 Sqn
  • No 111 Sqn
  • No 116 Sqn
  • No 121 Sqn
  • No 124 Sqn
  • No 127 Sqn
  • No 129 GS
  • No 130 Airfield
  • No 130 Sqn
  • No 132 (Norwegian) Airfield
  • No 132 (Norwegian) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 134 (Czech) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 142 GS
  • No 151 Sqn
  • No 168 Sqn
  • No 222 Sqn
  • No 234 Sqn
  • No 242 Sqn
  • No 249 Sqn
  • No 257 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 285 Sqn
  • No 287 Sqn
  • No 301 Sqn
  • No 304 Sqn
  • No 310 Sqn
  • No 311 Sqn
  • No 312 Sqn
  • No 313 Sqn
  • No 331 Sqn
  • No 332 Sqn
  • No 412 Sqn
  • No 419 (Special Duties) Flight
  • No 486 Sqn
  • No 601 Sqn
  • No 604 Sqn
  • 604 Sqn Flying Group
  • No 1494 (TT) Flight
  • No 2703 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2704 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2715 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2723 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2729 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2759 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2777 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2779 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2794 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2819 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2830 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2840 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2878 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Aviation Candidates Selection Board
  • Battle of Britain Flight
  • Combined Selection Centre
  • Essex GC
  • Essex Sector HQ
  • Fighter Command Modification Centre
  • Fighter Command Radar School
  • Metropolitan Sector HQ
  • North Weald Flying Group
  • Sub Stratosphere Flight
001Original North Weald First World War hangar at Morton, 20:08:2006. Has now been dismantled.JPG

An original First World War hangar at Morton, now dismantled, 20 August 2006.

002Original North Weald First World War hangar at Morton, 20:8:2006. Has now been dismantled.JPG

An original First World War hangar at Morton, now dismantled, 20 August 2006.

003Blister hangar.JPG

A Blister hangar at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

004Control Tower.JPG

The control tower at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

005Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII in front of T2 hangar.JPG

A Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII in front of a T2 hangar at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

006The Squadron club facility (20:08:2006).JPG

The Squadron club facility at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

007Runway 02:20. Looking north from the runway 02 threshold - 30 August 2007.png

Looking north from the runway 02 threshold, 30 August 2007. © Richard Flagg

008Type A hangar - Nick Challoner.JPG

The Type A hangar at North Weald, the other has been destroyed by fire, 22 January 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

009Runway 02:20. Looking north from the runway 02 threshold - 19 September 2009.png

Looking north from the runway 02 threshold, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

010Taxiway at the centre of the airfield. Looking west near 'The Squadron' - 19 September 2009.png

Taxiway at the centre of the airfield. Looking west near 'The Squadron', 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

011Hangar : T2 Type Aircraft Shed - 19 September 2009.png

T2 Type aircraft shed at North Weald, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

012Hangar : A Type Aircraft Shed - 19 September 2009.png

A Type aircraft shed at North Weald, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

013Control Tower interior - 19 September 2009.png

Interior of the control tower, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

014Aircraft Dispersal Pen (Type A) - 19 September 2009.png

An aircraft dispersal pen at North Weald, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

015Aerial View of North Weald Airfield - 9 June 2010.png

Aerial view of North Weald, 9 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

016Control Tower - 1 November 2011.png

The control tower at North Weald, 1 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

017Aircraft Dispersal Pen (Type A) - 13 June 2015.png

An aircraft dispersal pen at North Weald, 13 June 2015. © Richard Flagg

018Aircraft Dispersal Pen (Type A) - 4 March 2017.png

An aircraft dispersal pen at North Weald, 4 March 2017. © Richard Flagg

No 111 Squadron at North Weald. Courtesy of British Pathé

Decoy Airfield(s):

Blackmore

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Hertford / Palmers Farm

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