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Church Broughton

Also known as: Dove Valley Park / Heath Top Business Park / RAF Church Broughton
County: Derbyshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry (main position)
Date: August 1942 - 1946 (closed to flying); subsequent winch launched gliding use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (winch launched gliding use)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Experimental / General aviation (winch launched gliding use) / Trainer (main role)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/04/2023):

  • ATL (Ascott Transport Limited) - uses last remaining hangar
  • Church Broughton Parish Council
  • Dairy Crest Foston
  • Foston and Scropton Parish Council
  • Futaba Industrial UK Ltd
  • The Holly Bush, Church Broughton - pub, contains airfield photographs, including world's first turboprop-engined aircraft
  • JCB Power Systems Ltd
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Rodgers Leask Limited
  • St. Paul's Parish Church, Scropton (and Foston) - RAF graves
  • Truma (UK) Ltd
  • TS Design Group

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 27 OTU
  • No 51 MU
  • No 93 Gp Screened Pilots School
  • No 1429 (Czech Operational Training) Flight
  • Burton & Derby GC
Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):


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