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Brize Norton

Major
Also known as: Brize / Brize Norton Aerodrome / RAF Brize Norton
County: Oxfordshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened September 1937
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / USAF
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):

  • Alvescot Parish Council
  • Bampton Parish Council
  • Black Bourton Parish Council
  • Brize Norton HIVE
  • Brize Norton Parish Council
  • Carterton Library
  • Carterton Town Council
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Black Bourton Village Association
  • Brize Norton Community Website

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Air Mobility Wing
  • No 1 Parachute Training School

  • No 2 FTS

  • No 2 (P) AFU

  • No 2 SFTS

  • No II Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 6 MU

  • No 7 RAF Police Sqn
  • No 10 Sqn

  • No 15 SFTS

  • No 19 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 21 HGCU

  • No XXIV Sqn
  • No 25 (Armament Training) Group

  • No 25 BAT Flight

  • No 25 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 47 Sqn
  • No 53 Sqn

  • No LXX Sqn
  • No 99 Sqn

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 110 Sqn

  • No 115 Sqn

  • No 204 AFS

  • No 206 Sqn
  • No 216 Sqn

  • No 241 OCU

  • No 296 Sqn

  • No 297 Sqn

  • No 501 Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 511 Sqn

  • No 622 Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 826A Flight

  • No 826C Flight

  • No 848 Sqn

  • No 1525 BAT Flight

  • No 2624 Sqn RAuxAF Regiment
  • No 2738 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2797 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4624 Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 4626 Sqn RAuxAF
  • Air Mobility Force Headquarters
  • Air Movements School

  • Air-to-Air Refuelling School
  • Airborne Delivery Wing
  • Aircrew and Groundcrew Training Sqn

  • Andover Training Sqn

  • Army Air Transport Training & Development Centre
  • Bye 146 Proving Flight
  • The Falcons
  • Flying Training Command Instructors School

  • HGCU

  • Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit
  • Joint Air Transport Establishment

  • RAF Brize Norton Flying Club
  • Support Command Flight Checking Unit

  • Tactical Communications Wing

  • Tactical Medical Wing
  • Transport Command Development Unit

c. 1982 aerial.jpg

Aerial view of Brize Norton airfield, c. 1982. © Dave Welch.

'Glider Snatching' at Brize Norton, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

The Duke of Edinburgh visits the USAAF at Burtonwood and Brize Norton, 1953. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Boeing B-52 stops at Brize Norton on a round the world trip. Courtesy of British Pathé

Then the biggest hangar in Western Europe is completed at Brize Norton, 1967. Courtesy of British Pathé

Air Tanker Hangar Construction at Brize Norton. Courtesy of Julian Hickman

 

 

Satellite(s):

Akeman Street / Barford St John / Broadwell

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Akeman StreetFairfordSouthrop / Witney

Decoy Airfield(s):

Chimney

Satellite Landing Ground(s):

Barnsley Park / Barton Abbey / Woburn Park

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