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Church Fenton

Major
Also known as: Church Fenton Aerodrome / Leeds East Airport / RAF Church Fenton
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 June 1937
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / RAAF / RCAF / RNZAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Church Fenton Parish Council
  • Church Fenton Railway Station
  • Ulleskelf Parish Council
  • Young Driver Leeds, Church Fenton

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • RAF Church Fenton Kart Club

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Ulleskelf Community Website

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 FTS

  • No 2 FTS

  • No 3 Mobile Glider Servicing Party
  • No 4 Radio Maintenance Unit

  • No 4 Radio Servicing Section

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 7 AACU

  • No 7 FTS

  • No 9 AEF

  • No 13 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 21 (Air Defence Missile) Wing
  • No 21 (SAM) Servicing Wing
  • No 22 GS

  • No 23 Group
  • No 23 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 54 OTU

  • No 60 MU

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 68 Sqn

  • No 71 Sqn

  • No 72 Sqn

  • No 73 (Signals) Wing Calibration Flight
  • No 73 Sqn

  • No 85 Sqn

  • No 87 Sqn

  • No 96 Sqn

  • No 112 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 125 Sqn

  • No 129 Sqn

  • No 141 Airfield

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 148 (SAM) Servicing Wing

  • No 183 Sqn

  • No 213 Sqn

  • No 234 Sqn

  • No 242 Sqn

  • No 245 Sqn

  • No 249 Sqn

  • No 257 Sqn

  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 288 Sqn

  • No 306 Sqn

  • No 307 Sqn

  • No 308 Sqn

  • No 409 Sqn

  • No 456 Sqn

  • No 488 Sqn

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 609 Sqn

  • No 2794 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Aircrew Officer Training School

  • Central Flying School Primary Flying Sqn
  • The Helicopter Company
  • Joint Elementary FTS
  • Leeds UAS

  • Northern Sector

  • Ouse GC

  • Primary Flying Sqn

  • Refresher Flying Flight
  • Royal Navy Elementary Flying Training Squadron
  • Yorkshire Sector HQ

  • Yorkshire Universities Air Sqn

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The control tower at Church Fenton, 22 February 2001.

Gloster Meteor pilots and their aircraft at Church Fenton, 1957. Courtesy of British Pathé

Church Fenton is handed over to the site's new owners, Makins Enterprises, 7 January 2015. Courtesy of Forces TV

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Barkston Heath

Satellite(s):

Acaster Malbis

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Elvington / Rufforth

Decoy Airfield(s):

Hembleton / Kelfield / Menthorpe

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