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Also known as: Monument Industrial Estate / RAF Chalgrove / USAAF Station 465
County: Oxfordshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry
Date: Opened 20 November 1943
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft flight testing (main role) / Bomber / Experimental (main role) / Fighter / Reconnaissance (main role) / 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):

  • AD Instruments Ltd
  • Chalgrove Local History Group
  • Chalgrove Parish Council
  • Curvature Group Ltd
  • Elwoods Hair Ltd
  • Excel Packaging Machinery Ltd
  • fma systems ltd
  • Gregory Hitchcock
  • Hardhat Limited
  • Image Science Ltd
  • Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd - Aviation Dept (Chalgrove)
  • Orchid Field Marketing Ltd
  • Pia Jewellery Ltd
  • Picnic Hamper
  • Pikehaven Limited
  • Space Models
  • Supreme Sausages Ltd
  • Tego Roofing Limited
  • Touch of Taste Ltd
  • UDMS

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • 82nd Airborne Division
  • 101st Airborne Division

Main unit(s) present:

  • 7th Reconnaissance Group
  • No 8 OTU
  • 10th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance)
  • 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn
  • No 21 ACHU
  • 27th Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 30th Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 31st Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 33rd Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 34th Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 155th Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 423rd Night Fighter Sqn
  • 653rd BS

An instructional film charting the development of the first successful pilot ejector seat by Martin Baker Aircraft Company Ltd just after the Second World War. © IWM

The first human test of an ejector seat on take-off, 1955. Courtesy of British Pathé

BBC News interview with Squadron Leader Dennis Barry, a former Gloster Meteor pilot. Courtesy of yellowjack01

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