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The second most important form of fertilizer which is so vital for agriculture and food production comes in liquid form, especially as this variant can be more readily applied and produce more immediate beneficial effects. Yara UK Limited operates the largest liquid fertilizer production plant in Britain at Chedburgh, the company also employing Elvington and Pocklington in supportive roles.

Also known as: Bury Road Business Park / RAF Chedburgh
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Farmland / Industry
Date: 7 September 1942 - March 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft preparation/storage / Bomber (main role) / Trainer / Transport (main role)

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

  • Andrew Frewer
  • Cars UK
  • Chedburgh Parish Council
  • Depden Parish Council
  • English Country Herbs Ltd
  • Focus Car Sales
  • HJ Pearson & Sons
  • Rede Parish Meeting
  • Reed Freight Co Ltd
  • Strain Measurement Devices
  • The Henry Smith Charity
  • Village Herbs Ltd
  • Vince Marshall Services
  • Volvo Truck & Bus
  • Wintair UK Ltd
  • Yara UK Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 23 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section
  • No 214 Sqn
  • No 218 Sqn
  • No 301 Sqn
  • No 304 Sqn
  • No 620 Sqn
  • No 1653 HCU
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A damaged aircraft at Chedburgh during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association

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The aftermath of a crash at Chedburgh during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association

Chedburgh being used by a farmer after the airfield's closure. Courtesy of British Pathé

Bomber Command Base Station(s):


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