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White Waltham (Maidenhead)

Major
Also known as: RAF White Waltham
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Current Status: Aviation / Industry
Date: Opened November 1935
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: Jacqueline Cochran
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 Aerobatic Association
  • British Women Pilots' Association
  • CRM Aviation Europe Limited
  • White Waltham Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Fairey Aviation Company



Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AEF
  • No 1 FP
  • No 1 FP ATA
  • No 1 FPP
  • 2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Flight
  • No 3 FPP
  • No 6 AEF
  • No 13 E&RFTS
  • No 13 EFTS
  • No 50 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 54 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 123 GS
  • No 402 Air Stores Park
  • No 623 GS
  • Airscooters Flying Group
  • Air Transport Auxiliary HQ
  • Airways Aero Club
  • ATA Advanced FTS
  • ATA Air Movements Flight
  • ATA School
  • ATA (Training) Ferry Pool
  • Elite Helicopters
  • Fairey Flying Club
  • Flying Training Command Communication Flight
  • Flying Training Command Communication Sqn
  • Home Command
  • Home Command Communication Sqn
  • Home Command Examining Unit
  • Home Command Training Flight
  • Household Brigade Flying Club
  • HQ Air Cadets
  • KK PFA Group
  • Lapwing Flying Group
  • Metropolitan Police Flying Club
  • Perseus Flying Group
  • PFA Group 94
  • PFA Group 100
  • Reserve Command
  • Reserve Command Communication Flight
  • Reserve Command Instrument Training Flight
  • Reserve Command Training Flight
  • RAF Staff College Communication Flight
  • RAF Staff College Flight
  • Solar Air Services
  • Transport Command Communication Flight
  • University of London Air Sqn
  • Vickers Flying Club
  • West London Aero Club
  • Winkfield Flying Group

An air display at White Waltham, 1947. Courtesy of British Pathé

The Fairey Rotodyne at White Waltham, 1957. Courtesy of British Pathé

First flight of a 'homemade' aircraft at White Waltham, 1959. Courtesy of British Pathé

Relief Landing Ground(s):

BrayHenley-on-Thames

Emergency Landing Ground(s):

Waltham St. Lawrence

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