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North Weald (North Weald Bassett)

Major
Also known as: 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 Sqn
  • No 4 Concealment and Decoy Unit
  • 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 Sqn
  • 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
Blister hangar.JPG

A Blister hangar at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

Control Tower.JPG

The control tower at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

Original 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.

Original 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.

Supermarine 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.

Type 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

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

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

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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