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Also known as: Airfield Industrial Estate / Hixon Aerodrome / Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate / Jupiter Business Park / RAF Hixon
County: Staffordshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry
Date: 13 May 1942 - November 1957
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

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

  • Airfield Garage
  • ALE
  • Allett Mowers
  • Brucom Distribution Ltd
  • Cox Long Limited
  • Envirostik Holdings (UK)
  • Hixon Airfield Services
  • Hixon Local History Society
  • Hixon Memorial Hall
  • Hixon Parish Council
  • InCube Limited
  • Intatec Limited
  • iWood Timber Ltd
  • JCB Power Products Broadcrown Ltd
  • Mec Com Limited
  • Sandmaster (UK) Holdings Ltd
  • SSC Laser Cutting
  • Stowe-by-Chartley Parish Council
  • Total Packaging Systems Ltd
  • Unique Auto Centre

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 12 (P) AFU
  • No 16 MU
  • No 30 OTU
  • No 1686 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight

Painting of No 30 OTU at Hixon, 1943. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association

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Aerial view of Hixon airfield, c. 1976. © Dave Welch.


A searchlight shed at Hixon, 14 September 2020.


A Battle Headquarters at Hixon, 14 September 2020.


The control tower at Hixon, 14 September 2020.

Footage from Hixon, November 1991. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix/R. Griffith



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