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Sherburn in Elmet (Leeds)

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Also known as: Blackburn Industrial Estate / Mintex Proving Ground / RAF Sherburn in Elmet / Sherburn / Sherburn Business Park / Sherburn Industrial Estate / TMD Friction Proving Ground / Yorkshire Autodrome
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Proving ground
Date: Opened 1917
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / 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):

  • Aitkens Sportsturf Ltd
  • Alphatec (UK) Ltd
  • Brick-Tie Limited
  • British Gypsum Limited
  • Cromwell Polythene Ltd
  • EJOT UK
  • Ikley & District Motor Club
  • Securi-Plex 
  • Sherburn Engineering Ltd
  • Sherburn Library
  • Sherburn in Elmet Local History Society
  • Sherburn-in-Elmet Parish Council
  • TMD Friction
  • Triesse Limited

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Blackburn Aircraft Limited
  • Mintex

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 7 FP ATA
  • No 7 FPP
  • No 30 EGS
  • No 30 GS
  • No 46 Sqn
  • No 73 Sqn
  • No 885 Sqn
  • Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment
  • Curzon Flying Group
  • Hields Aviation
  • Leeds UAS
  • Sherburn Aero Club
  • Sherburn Flying Group
  • White Rose Flying Group
  • Yorkshire Flying Group

Yorkshire Aeroplane Club at Sherburn in Elmet, 1926. Courtesy of British Pathé

The International Jet Air Race at Sherburn in Elmet, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

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