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Also known as: Bourn Aerodrome / Bourn Market / Bourne (misspelling) / RAF Bourn
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland (main position) / Housing (proposed main position) / Industry
Date: Opened April 1941 (earliest known date)
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft modification/repair / Bomber (main role) / Fighter / General aviation (main role) / Meteorological reconnaissance / Trainer

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

  • Bourn Parish Council
  • Caldecote Local History Group
  • Caldecote Parish Council
  • Cambourne Parish Council
  • Eurorider Training
  • R. Taylor & Sons
  • Rotortech Aero Composites Limited

Main unit(s) present:

  • No XV Sqn

  • No 23 OTU

  • No 97 Sqn

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 105 Sqn

  • No 162 Sqn

  • No 609 Sqn

  • No 1323 Automatic Gun Laying Turret Flight

  • No 1409 Met Flight

  • No 1696 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight

  • No 2708 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Cambridge GC

  • Rural Flying Corps
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The runway at Bourn, 7 June 2005.

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The former fire station at Bourn, 4 December 2007.

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Aerial view of Bourn, 14 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Bourn, 14 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 06:24, looking south-west, 26 April 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the west of the airfield, looking south west at one of the old dispersals, now where the club hangars are, 18 May 2014. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the west of the airfield, looking north from near the runway 06 threshold, 18 May 2014. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 06:24, looking north-east, 18 May 2014. © Richard Flagg

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The clubhouse and control tower at Bourn, 18 May 2014. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Bourn, 18 May 2014. © Richard Flagg

Save Bourn Airfield. Courtesy of Tom Warrior

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Oakington

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