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Chelveston

Major
Also known as: Chelveston Aerodrome / Chelveston Renewable Energy Park / RAF Chelveston / Shelton / USAAF Station 105
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Farmland / Housing / Industry / Solar farm (main position) / Wind farm (main position)
Date: August 1941 - 1970 (probable date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF (main user) / USAF (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Airborne forces / Bomber (main role) / Experimental / Reconnaissance (main role) / Trainer / Transport
N.B. - Chelveston is situated across the two counties of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire but primarily geographically resides in Northamptonshire.

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council
  • Melchbourne and Yielden Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 25 MU
  • 10th TCS
  • 10th Transport Sqn
  • 11th TCS
  • 11th Transport Sqn
  • 12th TCS
  • 12th Transport Sqn
  • 28th TCS
  • 28th Transport Sqn
  • 42nd Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn
  • 60th TCG
  • 60th Transport Group
  • 301st BG
  • 305th BG
  • 352nd BS
  • 353rd BS
  • 354th BS
  • 364th BS
  • 365th BS
  • 366th BS
  • 419th BS
  • 422nd BS
  • No 2819 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • 3914th ABG
  • Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment
  • Central Gunnery School
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The south gate at Chelveston, 27 April 2006.

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Part of the runway at Chelveston, 9 January 2013.

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Aerial view of Chelveston, 13 June 2014.

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