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Sydenham (Belfast City) (George Best Belfast City)

Major
Also known as: Belfast Harbour / HMS Gadwall / HMS Gannet III / RAF Belfast / RAF Sydenham / RNAS Belfast / RNAY Belfast
County: Belfast City
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1933
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / FAA / Civil
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 01/07/2013):

  • ABN AMRO Group
  • Aviance UK
  • Bushmills Bar
  • Costa Coffee
  • Eiser Infrastructure Fund
  • Expression by Lavazza
  • Harvest Market
  • House of Ireland
  • O'Brien's
  • Servisair 
  • Travelex
  • WHSmith
  • WHSmith Bookshop
  • World Duty Free

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 8 FP ATA

  • No 8 FPP

  • No 13 AEF

  • No 23 E&RFTS

  • No 24 E&RFTS

  • No 24 EFTS

  • No 31 Wing

  • No 72 (Bomber) Wing

  • No 88 Sqn

  • No 203 GS

  • No 226 Sqn

  • No 702 Sqn

  • No 706 Sqn

  • No 721 Sqn

  • No 800 Sqn

  • No 804 Sqn

  • No 807 Sqn

  • No 808 Sqn

  • No 811 Sqn

  • No 812 Sqn

  • No 815 Sqn

  • No 818 Sqn

  • No 819 Sqn

  • No 822 Sqn

  • No 825 Sqn

  • No 826 Sqn

  • No 827 Sqn

  • No 836 Sqn

  • No 836M Flight

  • No 838 Sqn

  • No 842 Sqn

  • No 845 Sqn

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  • No 849 Sqn

  • No 857 Sqn

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  • No 887 Sqn

  • No 888 Sqn

  • No 889 Sqn

  • No 891 Sqn

  • No 899 Sqn

  • No 1494 (TT) Flight

  • No 1772 Sqn

  • No 1790 Sqn

  • No 1830 Sqn

  • No 1831 Sqn

  • No 1833 Sqn

  • No 1835 Sqn

  • No 1836 Sqn

  • No 1843 Sqn

  • No 1850 Sqn

  • No 1851 Sqn

  • No 1852 Sqn

  • Air Wales

  • BA Connect

  • BEA

  • Belfast UAS

  • bmibaby

  • British Airways

  • British North West Airlines

  • Capital Airlines

  • easyJet

  • EuroManx

  • Flybe

  • Jetstream Express

  • Manx2

  • Queens UAS

  • Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium

  • Ulster Aeroplane Group

  • VF-870

Mrs Chamberlain opens Belfast Airport, 1938. (Part of the video is missing). Courtesy of British Pathé

Republic P-47 Thunderbolts arrive at Sydenham, c. 1943. Courtesy of National Archives Video Collection

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Plan of Sydenham, c. late 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Newtownards

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