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Brooklands (Weybridge)


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Two of Britain’s all-time favourite military aircraft made their first flights at Brooklands in the mid-1930s, the Hawker Hurricane on 6 November 1935 and Vickers Wellington on 15 June 1936.

Also known as: Brooklands Aerodrome / Brooklands Business Park / Brooklands Community Park / Brooklands Industrial Park / RAF Brooklands / RFC Brooklands / Mercedes-Benz World
County: Surrey
Current Status: Industry / Leisure activity / Museum
Date: 1909 - February 1970; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Prominent People: Eardley Billing / Paul 'George' Bulman / Harry Hawker / Alliott Verdon Roe
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft manufacture (main role) / Aircraft preparation/storage / Army aviation / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Advanced Technology Installations Ltd
  • Ansett Aircraft Spares & Services
  • Argos Ltd
  • Ashtead Retail & Wholesale Ltd
  • Avro Motor Cars
  • Beauchamp Place (Chorleywood) Management Co Ltd
  • Brooklands Aviation Museum
  • Bryan Carter Solicitors LLP
  • Byfleet Library
  • Central Garage (Surrey) Ltd
  • Cherrylands Nursery
  • Clarks Retail Ltd
  • Currys
  • D K Opto Ltd
  • Early Learning Centre Ltd
  • Fredrickson International Ltd
  • Graphic Express
  • Ideal Homes Southern Ltd
  • Kite Glass
  • Luxfords of Weybridge Ltd
  • Marks & Spencer Plc
  • Mayhill Tobacco Products Ltd
  • Mercedes-Benz World
  • Mothercare Plc
  • MPL Interiors Ltd
  • Noma Lites Ltd
  • Panoramic View Ltd
  • PC World
  • Pellings Wood Management Ltd
  • Persimmon Homes South East Ltd
  • Pyramid Visuals Ltd
  • Rabbit Run Events
  • Richard Thompson Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Specialised Freight Services Ltd
  • Specialist Site Supplies
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Automobile Association Ltd
  • The Dutch Pancake Co Ltd
  • Timpson Ltd
  • TNT UK Ltd
  • Valet Approved
  • Videotree Ltd
  • Walton & Weybridge Local History Society
  • Weybridge Library
  • Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd
  • Yeoman Design Co

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Hawker Aircraft Ltd
  • Martinsyde Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Sqn
  • No 2 RAS
  • No 2 RS
  • No 8 Sqn
  • No 9 Sqn
  • No 10 (Brooklands) AAP
  • No 10 Sqn
  • No 46 Sqn
  • Wireless & Observers' School
  • Wireless School
  • Wireless Testing Park

The World's first Flight Ticket Office at Brooklands, 31 December 2005.

Aircraft at Brooklands in 1910. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives


Footage of the King's Cup Air Race at Brooklands, 1928. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage includes racing and an aircraft landing at Brooklands, 1930s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

Getting "Airminded" at Brooklands, 1931. Courtesy of British Pathé


Footage of a Vickers Wellington at Brooklands in the 1930s. Courtesy of British Pathé

Brooklands was sold to Vickers after the Second World War. Courtesy of British Movietone

The BAC hangar at Brooklands before it was demolished. Courtesy of andysvideo


Brooklands control tower, c. 1994. Courtesy of andysvideo

Departures from the last fly-in at Brooklands in 2003. Courtesy of andysvideo

Vickers Vimy replica landing at Brooklands, 15 November 2009. Courtesy of REI02021809

A Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman taxiing at Brooklands in 2009. Courtesy of andysvideo

Aerial footage of Brooklands. Courtesy of fatbutcher77

Timelapse video of the dismantling of the Bellman Hangar at Brooklands, 2016. Courtesy of andysvideo

Reconstruction of the Bellman Hangar away from the finishing straight, c. 2016/2017. Courtesy of andysvideo


Footage of the Bofors Gun Tower at Brooklands, c. 2016/2017. Courtesy of andysvideo

The Vickers Wellington being moved in to the reconstructed Bellman Hangar on 25 July 2017. Courtesy of andysvideo


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