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Andrews Field (Great Saling)

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Excluding a tiny handful of modern airports with sometimes more questionable alternative titles, Andrews Field remains one of only two airfields in Britain to be named as a tribute after individual people. Lieutenant-General Frank M. Andrews served as original leader of the US 8th Air Force until he was killed in an aircraft crash in Iceland on 3 May 1943.

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Also known as: Andrewsfield / RAF Andrews Field / Saling / USAAF Station 485
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry
Date: Opened 24 April 1943
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved, later unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Air-sea rescue / Bomber (main role) / Fighter (main role) / General aviation (main role)

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

  • Andrewsfield Driving School Braintree
  • Bardfield Saling Parish Council
  • Great Saling Parish Council
  • MK Aero Support Ltd
  • Stebbing Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Rebel Air Museum - later moved to Earls Colne

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight
  • No 19 Sqn
  • No 65 Sqn
  • 96th BG
  • No 122 Sqn
  • No 129 Sqn
  • No 133 (Polish) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 150 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 276 Sqn
  • No 303 Sqn
  • No 306 Sqn
  • No 309 Sqn
  • No 315 Sqn
  • No 316 Sqn
  • 322nd BG
  • 337th BS
  • 338th BS
  • 339th BS
  • 413th BS
  • 449th BS
  • 450th BS
  • 451st BS
  • 452nd BS
  • No 504 Sqn
  • No 616 Sqn
  • No 2766 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2769 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Andrewsfield Aviation
  • Andrewsfield Flying Club
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Refuelling at Andrewsfield, December 1991.

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Runway 09:27, looking east from the runway 09 threshold, 6 May 2007. © Richard Flagg

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Andrewsfield Airfield sign, 6 May 2007. © Richard Flagg

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A T2 hangar at Andrews Field, 13 September 2008. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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On approach to runway 27R at Andrews Field, 23 August 2008. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Looking down the runway at Andrews Field, 23 August 2008. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Runway 15:33, looking north west from the runway 33 threshold, 8 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the south of the airfield, looking east near the southern hangar, 8 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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T2 Type Aircraft Shed, 8 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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T2 Type Aircraft Shed, 8 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Ration Store at Andrews Field, 8 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Water Tower at Andrews Field, 8 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Officers Quarters at Andrews Field, 8 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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The former perimeter track at Andrews Field, 14 June 2009.

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Aerial view of Andrewsfield, 9 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Andrews Field, 19 March 2012.

Associated Airfield(s):

North Weald

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