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Hurn (Bournemouth)

Major
Also known as: Aviation Business Park / Bournemouth Airport / Bournemouth International Airport / Hurn Aerodrome / RAF Hurn / USAAF Station 492
County: Dorset
Current Status: Industry / Aviation
Date: Opened July 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / Civil (foreign)

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

  • 3G Flooring Ltd
  • 21st Century Entertainment
  • A S Engineering (UK) Ltd
  • A.F.C. Gunners Limited
  • A1 Hire & Sales
  • Abbas Cabins Limited
  • Acorn Lodge (Bournemouth) Ltd
  • Aeon Finance Technology Ltd
  • Aeon Ventures Limited
  • Aerocom Tools
  • AIM Aviation (Jecco) Limited
  • Airtime
  • Ambergreen Properties Ltd
  • Andrew J Morris Ltd
  • Andrew Moon Ltd
  • Anglo International Assets Ltd
  • Answer Financial Ltd
  • Apple Conservatories
  • Askar Investments Limited
  • Atech UK
  • ATL
  • Aviation Maintenance Ltd
  • Babcock International Group
  • Baledean Properties Ltd
  • Baltic Enterprise Ltd
  • Basepoint Business Centre
  • Bath Travel
  • Bench Marque Wines Ltd
  • Best Booze Ltd
  • Bike Angel Ltd
  • Bourne Aviation Supply Ltd
  • Bournemouth Aviation Museum
  • Bournemouth Library
  • Bournemouth Sea Safari Ltd
  • Breaktime Hunger Specialists Ltd
  • Brewery Cafe Ltd
  • Britannia Legerstar Self Store Ltd
  • Brookson (5364P) Limited
  • Brothers Travel
  • Carbonyte UK Ltd
  • Carrington Business Network Ltd
  • CEGA Air Ambulance UK Limited
  • Ceragon Ltd
  • Charles & Fitch Ltd
  • Charles Kendall Freight Ltd
  • Compli Ltd
  • Concert Logistics Ltd
  • Construction Training
  • Contours Express Fitness (London) Ltd
  • Days Transport
  • Dekkon Limited
  • Designer Shaik Ltd
  • Dexter And Sloane Ltd
  • Dorchester Market Cafe Ltd
  • Dorset Business Services Ltd
  • Dorset Metal Spinning Services
  • Durlings Ltd
  • Effective Publishing Ltd
  • Elesco Ltd
  • Elson Geaves Accountants Ltd
  • Est Presso!
  • Eternal Learning Ltd
  • European Skybus Ltd
  • Evolution Enterprises Ltd
  • Fahrenheit Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Ferndown Tandoori Ltd
  • Ferry Way Projects Ltd
  • Fittings4Shops Ltd
  • Fix-a-Door
  • Flite Bites
  • Formbase Ltd
  • Fortis Security Solutions Ltd
  • Fortune Homes Ltd
  • Futuretrack Search Ltd
  • G W Financial Planning Ltd
  • Goforgolf Ltd
  • Grafham Walbancke Ltd
  • Grindmaster Ltd
  • Hall Hire Ltd
  • Hanford Consulting Ltd
  • Harrisons
  • Hoddington Inns Ltd
  • Hurn Airport Auto Centre Limited
  • Hurn Parish Council
  • Hurn Plastics
  • In Print Commercial Printers Ltd
  • Indiquo Limited
  • Intentivo Limited
  • International Safety Solutions Limited
  • JETS Bournemouth Ltd
  • Joe's Kitchen & Coffeehouse
  • KD Consultants Limited
  • Kenco Local Ltd
  • KNG Developments
  • Landlord Management Ltd
  • Largo Ltd
  • Laura Kennedy Ltd
  • Leatherbarrows Removals & Storage Ltd
  • Lester Aldridge
  • Libra Drain Maintenance
  • Linpol Metal Polishing
  • LVC Consulting Limited
  • Malpasso Media Ltd
  • Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G)
  • Media Works Creative Ltd
  • Meerkat Accounting Limited
  • Meggitt PLC
  • Micren Ltd
  • Miracle Marketing Solutions Ltd
  • Mobile Media Limited
  • NFF Precision Limited
  • Ocean Marine
  • Ocius B2 Limited
  • Okeford Development Company Ltd
  • Ottomans (Blandford) Limited
  • Our Small World Ltd
  • Park Cafe
  • Perkins Motors Ltd
  • Permateek UK Ltd
  • Pitchmark Investments Ltd
  • Poole Bay Building Services Ltd
  • Poole Instrument Control Ltd
  • Premier Print
  • Prestige Web Design Ltd
  • Prime Bodywork
  • Prime Property Lettings Ltd
  • Priory Estate Agents (Dorset) Ltd
  • Procompliance Ltd
  • Quicksilver Innovative Ideas Ltd
  • R Walsh Electrical Ltd
  • Race Lab Ltd
  • Red Loop Ltd
  • Richard Smedley Consulting Ltd
  • Right Technologies Ltd
  • Riverside Computer Systems Ltd
  • Sadler Scaffolding
  • Sailing Charter Company Baltic Ltd
  • Sandbanks Marine Upholstery 
  • Sato Enterprises Ltd
  • Servisair
  • Shears Brothers
  • Sitec
  • Southampton Trade Windows Ltd
  • Southern Retail Systems Ltd
  • Specialist Laundry Services Ltd
  • Spectrum Snooker Ltd
  • Steel Management Services
  • Stone Catering Equipment
  • Sultanz Ltd
  • Swissport UK
  • The Olive Tree - restaurant
  • The UK Drainage Network Ltd
  • Three Gables Nurseries Ltd
  • Tiegla Tiles
  • Time Spent Property Developments Ltd
  • Top Wok (Ferndown) Ltd
  • Tremane Ltd
  • Triton Motor Services
  • Ucallme Ltd
  • UDrive Limited
  • VAI Siemens
  • Venus Explorer Ltd
  • Viviennes Ltd
  • Wessex Glazing Supplies Ltd
  • White Rose Environmental
  • WHSmith
  • Wimborne Kebabs Ltd
  • Woodmace Limited
  • World Duty Free

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bournemouth Corporation
  • British Aircraft Corporation
  • Dorset County Council
  • National Express Group

Main unit(s) present:  

  • No 2 AEF
  • No 3 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
  • No 16 (Mobile Fighter) Wing
  • No 19 (Fighter) Sector
  • No 20 (Fighter) Sector
  • No 22 (RCAF) (Fighter) Sector
  • No 22 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 88 Sqn
  • No 124 Airfield
  • No 124 (Rocket Projectile) Wing
  • No 125 Sqn
  • No 136 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 143 (RCAF) Airfield
  • No 143 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 146 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 164 Sqn
  • No 170 Sqn
  • No 181 Sqn
  • No 182 Sqn
  • No 183 Sqn
  • No 193 Sqn
  • No 197 Sqn
  • No 198 Sqn
  • No 239 Sqn
  • No 247 Sqn
  • No 257 Sqn
  • No 263 Sqn
  • No 266 Sqn
  • No 277 Sqn
  • No 295 Sqn
  • No 296 Sqn
  • No 297 Sqn
  • 397th BG
  • No 403 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 412 Sqn
  • No 418 Sqn
  • No 419 (RCAF) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 438 Sqn
  • No 439 Sqn
  • No 440 Sqn
  • No 570 Sqn
  • 596th BS
  • 597th BS
  • 598th BS
  • 599th BS
  • No 604 Sqn
  • No 609 Sqn
  • No 620 Sqn
  • No 1302 Mobile Wing RAF Regiment
  • No 1498 (TT) Flight
  • No 2739 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2742 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2768 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2794 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2796 Sqn RAF Regiment 
  • No 3206 Servicing Commando
  • Air Safaris
  • Air UK
  • Atlantic Airlines
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • Avon Flying Group
  • BEA
  • BKS Air Transport
  • Bliss Aviation
  • Blue Islands
  • bmibaby
  • BOAC
  • Bournemouth Air Centre
  • Bournemouth Air Taxi
  • Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training Centre (BCFT) 
  • Bournemouth Flying Club
  • Bournemouth Helicopters
  • British Airways
  • British United Air Ferries
  • Cambrian Airways
  • Channel Airways
  • Cinema Flying Club
  • Dan-Air
  • easyJet
  • European Aviation
  • European Aviation Air Charter
  • Executive Air Transport
  • Falcon Airways
  • Flybe
  • Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit
  • Jersey Airlines
  • Melba Airways
  • Murray Chown Aviation
  • North-South Airlines
  • Orbest Orizonia Airlines
  • Palmair
  • Princess Air
  • Ryanair
  • Silver City Airways
  • South West Aviation
  • Southampton UAS
  • Star1 Airlines
  • Telecommunications Flying Unit
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomson Airways
  • Wizz Air
  • Woodward Air Services
001Looking north west across the airfield from near the fire station - April 2002.png

Looking north west across the airfield from near the fire station, April 2002. © Richard Flagg

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Looking south east across the airfield from near the fire station, April 2002. © Richard Flagg

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The Fire Station at Hurn, April 2002. © Richard Flagg

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Blister Hangars at Hurn, 27 September 2013. © Richard Flagg

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B1 Type Aircraft Shed at Hurn, 27 September 2013. © Richard Flagg

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B1 Type Aircraft Shed at Hurn, 27 September 2013. © Richard Flagg

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T2 Type Aircraft Shed at Hurn, 27 September 2013. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Hurn, 27 September 2013. © Richard Flagg

Transatlantic flights from Hurn, 1945. Courtesy of British Pathé

Film star Mary Pickford arriving at Hurn, 1946. Courtesy of British Pathé

Drag racing at Hurn. Courtesy of British Movietone

Decoy Airfield(s):

Ridley Plain / Verwood

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