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Hooton Park

Major
Also known as: Hooton / Hooton Park Aerodrome / No 100 Storage Sub-Site / No 100 Super SLG / RAF Hooton Park / RFC Hooton Park
County: Cheshire / Merseyside
Current Status: Industry (main position) / Leisure activity / Museum
Date: 1917 - 1957
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / RFC / FAA / Civil (main user) / USAS
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Air observation post / Aircraft manufacture / Aircraft preparation/storage / Airliner / Army aviation / Communications / Fighter / General aviation / Maritime patrol / Meteorological reconnaissance / Naval aviation / Trainer

* Hooton Park is situated across the two counties of Cheshire and Merseyside but primarily geographically resides in Cheshire.

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

  • Alpine Storage Ltd
  • Cheshire Kart Racing Club
  • Ellesmere Port Library
  • Hooton Park Trust
  • Vauxhall Motors Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 School of General Reconnaissance

  • No 3 CPF

  • No 3 Radio Direction Finding School

  • No 4 CPF

  • No 4 TDS

  • No 4 TS

  • No 5 SFTS

  • No 11 Radio School

  • No 13 Sqn

  • No 15 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 19 RFS       

  • 43rd Aero Sqn

  • No 48 MU

  • No 48 Sqn

  • No 61 MU

  • No 117 Sqn

  • 185th Aero Sqn
  • No 186 GS

  • No 192 EGS / NW192 EGS

  • No 192 GS

  • No 206 Sqn

  • No 502 Sqn

  • No 610 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 663 Sqn

  • No 701 Sqn

  • No 825 Sqn

  • No 1447 Flight

  • No 1953 Reserve AOP Flight

  • No 1955 Reserve AOP Flight

  • Aero & Engineering (Merseyside) Ltd

  • Comper Aircraft Co Ltd

  • Liverpool & District Aero Club

  • Liverpool UAS

  • Midland & Scottish Air Ferries

  • The Temperature and Humidity (THUM) Flight
  • Wirral Aero & Gliding Club

  • Wright Aviation Ltd

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A machine gun post and hangar at Hooton Park, 31 July 2018.

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Aircraft gun testing butts at Hooton Park, 31 July 2018.

Footage from Hooton Park, 1930. Courtesy of British Pathé

No 610 Squadron being presented with the Esher Trophy at Hooton Park. Courtesy of British Movietone

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