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Finmere

Major
Also known as: Finmere Aerodrome / RAF Finmere
County: Buckinghamshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: 1941 - 6 March 1956; subsequent limited flying
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (limited flying)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Experimental / General aviation (limited flying) / Trainer (main role)

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

  • Barton Hartshorn Parish Meeting
  • Chetwode Parish Meeting
  • Finmere Aerodrome Car Boot Sale
  • Finmere Parish Council
  • Newton Purcell with Shelswell Parish Meeting
  • Tingewick Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 13 OTU

  • No 14 Personnel Transit Centre

  • No 60 OTU

  • No 282 MU

  • No 307 FTU

  • No 421 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 1473 (Special Duties) Flight

  • No 1655 Mosquito Training Unit

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An Auster on short finals at Finmere, May 1989.

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A landing strip on part of the airfield, 15 November 2008.

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The control tower at Finmere, 8 August 2009.

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Part of the communal site at Finmere, 27 March 2010.

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Part of the communal site at Finmere, 27 March 2010.

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The control tower at Finmere, 25 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Finmere, 25 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Finmere, 25 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Finmere, 25 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

Various photographs of Finmere. Courtesy of John Grech

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Bicester / Harwell

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