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Such is the power and influence of Silverstone that the motor racing circuit is claimed to generate £5 billion per year for the surrounding economy.

Also known as: RAF Silverstone / Silverstone Circuit
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: 20 March 1943 - 12 March 1947
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil

N.B. -  Silverstone is situated across the two counties of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire but primarily geographically resides in Northamptonshire.

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

  • British Racing Drivers' Club
  • Silverstone Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Maidstone & Mid Kent Motor Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 17 OTU
Aerial 1983.jpg

Aerial view of Silverstone, 1983. © Dave Welch.

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