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Northolt

Major
Also known as: Northolt Aerodrome / RAF Northolt / RFC Northolt / USAAF Station 387
County: Greater London
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 March 1915
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / RFC / Civil

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

  • Northolt HIVE
  • Northolt Jet Centre
  • The Orchard, Northolt

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Fairey Aviation Company

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 2 RS

  • No 2 TS

  • No 4 RAS

  • No 4 RS

  • No 4 Sqn

  • No 4 TS

  • 8th Aero Sqn

  • No 8 AACU

  • No 11 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 11 RAS

  • No 11 RS

  • No 12 Sqn

  • No 16 Sqn

  • No 17 Sqn
  • No 18 (Polish) (Fighter) Wing

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 19 RS

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 24 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 30 TDS

  • No 30 TS

  • No 32 Sqn

  • No 34 Wing Support Unit

  • No 35 RS

  • No 35 TS

  • No 40 RS

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 43 Sqn

  • No 48 Sqn
  • No 65 Sqn

  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 92 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 111 (Transport) Wing

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 140 Sqn

  • No 207 Sqn

  • No 213 Sqn

  • No 229 Sqn

  • No 246 Sqn

  • No 253 Sqn

  • No 257 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 271 Sqn

  • No 287 Sqn

  • No 302 Sqn

  • No 303 Sqn

  • No 306 Sqn

  • No 308 Sqn

  • No 315 Sqn

  • No 316 Sqn

  • No 317 Sqn

  • No 408 (Polish) Air Stores Park

  • No 411 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 511 Sqn
  • No 515 Sqn

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 601 Sqn

  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 609 Sqn

  • No 615 Sqn

  • No 800 Sqn

  • No 1322 (Air Delivery Letter Service) Flight

  • No 1697 (Air Delivery Letter Service) Flight

  • No 2741 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2801 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Fighting Development Establishment

  • Air Fighting Development Unit

  • Air Pilotage School

  • Defiant Flight

  • Fighter Command Radar School

  • HQ Superintendent RAF Reserve

  • Parachute Training Section

  • Home Communication Flight

  • Lancashire Aircraft Corporation

  • Polish Fighter Wing

  • Scottish Airlines

  • Skyways

  • Sub Stratosphere Flight

  • Superintendent of Reserve

Type A hangar - Nick Challoner 1.JPG

A Type A hangar at Northolt, now demolished. The green building in the centre foreground is a squadron line hut, used during the Second World War as a pilots' crew room and scramble hut, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type A hangar - Nick Challoner 2.JPG

A Type A hangar at Northolt, now demolished. The green building to the left of the photograph is a squadron line hut, used during the Second World War as a pilots' crew room and scramble hut, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type A hangar - Nick Challoner 3.JPG

A Type A hangar at Northolt, now demolished, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type C hangar - Nick Challoner 2.JPG

A Type C hangar at Northolt, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type C hangar - Nick Challoner 3.JPG

A Type C hangar at Northolt, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type C hangar - Nick Challoner.JPG

A Type C hangar at Northolt, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Aircraft flying from Northolt in 1936. Courtesy of British Pathé

Hawker Hurricanes at Northolt, 1938. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage from an Empire Air Day Rehearsal at Northolt, 1930s. Courtesy of British Movietone

Decoy Airfield(s):

Barnet

Successor Airfield(s):

Heathrow

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