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Also known as: Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground / Brunty (nickname) / RAF Bruntingthorpe
County: Leicestershire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Museum / Proving ground
Date: 20 October 1942 - 1970; subsequent limited use to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / USAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

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

  • ARRCAM Ltd
  • Big Thunder Events
  • Bruntingthorpe Parish Council
  • C Walton Ltd
  • Chris Joyce Commercials Ltd
  • Gilmorton Parish Council
  • Gilmorton Village History Group
  • GJD Services Limited
  • HMS Decorative Surfacing Ltd
  • Jetstream Motorsport (Bruntingthorpe) Ltd.
  • Kimcote and Walton Parish Council
  • Manheim Auctions
  • Monza Automotive
  • Peatling Parva Parish Meeting
  • The Lightning Preservation Group
  • Vehicle Quality Solutions Ltd

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Vulcan to the Sky Trust

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 11 ACHU

  • 19th Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn 

  • No 29 OTU

  • No 42 GS

  • No 44 EGS

  • No 44 GS

  • 100th BW

  • No 1683 Bomber Defence Training Flight

  • 3912th ABS

  • 3912th Combat Support Group

  • Bombing Analysis School

  • Power Jets Unit

Footage of Bruntingthorpe, c. 1961. Courtesy of JovceJack1935

Aerial footage of Bruntingthorpe. Courtesy of HTempestPhoto



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