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Southend (Eastwood) (Rochford)

Major
Also known as: London Southend Airport / RAF Rochford / RAF Southend / RFC Rochford / RNAS Southend / Southend Airport / Southend Municipal
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened May 1915
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Norwegian) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / RNAS / Civil / RAAF / RCAF
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):

  • Aviation Quality Management Services
  • Avionicare Ltd
  • Benson Lund
  • Ipeco Europe
  • Rochford Hundred Historical Society
  • Rochford Library
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Vulcan Restoration Trust

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • ATC Lasham

 

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 11 RS

  • No 17 APC

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 34 E&RFTS

  • No 37 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 61 Sqn

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 65 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 71 MU

  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 121 Sqn

  • No 122 Sqn

  • No 137 Sqn

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 148 EGS

  • No 148 GS

  • No 152 Sqn

  • No 198 (Night) TS

  • No 199 (Night) TS

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 234 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 287 Sqn

  • No 302 Sqn

  • No 310 Sqn

  • No 312 Sqn

  • No 313 Sqn

  • No 317 Sqn

  • No 331 Sqn

  • No 332 Sqn

  • No 349 Sqn

  • No 350 Sqn

  • No 402 Sqn

  • No 403 Sqn

  • No 411 Sqn

  • No 413 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 453 Sqn

  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 603 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 616 Sqn

  • No 1488 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1488 (TT) Flight

  • No 2703 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2729 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2761 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2766 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2810 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2830 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2834 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2839 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2877 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Advanced Flying Training Air Centre

  • Air Charter

  • Air UK

  • Airways International Cymru

  • BKS Aero Charter

  • BKS Air Transport

  • British Air Ferries

  • British United Air Ferries

  • Channel Air Bridge

  • Channel Airways

  • Dan-Air

  • East Anglian Flying Services

  • easyJet

  • Janes Aviation

  • OLT Express Germany

  • Princess Air

  • Reid Aviation

  • Rochford Hundred Flying Group

  • Seawing Flying Club
  • Silver City Airways

  • Southend Air Charter

  • Southend Flying Club
  • Southend-on-Sea Municipal Air Centre and Flying School

  • The Flight Centre
  • Thomas Cook Airlines

  • Tradair

  • WillowAir (UK) Ltd

Fighters scrambling at Rochford, 1940. Courtesy of British Pathé

An Air Display at Southend, 1947. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage of Southend, c. 1970 - 1979. Courtesy of British Pathé

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