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Husbands Bosworth II

Major
Also known as: Hus Bos (nickname) / RAF Husbands Bosworth
County: Leicestershire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Public road
Date: Opened July 1943
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved, later unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Air ambulance / General aviation (main role) / Police aviation / Trainer (main role)

N.B. -  Husbands Bosworth II is situated across the two counties of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire but primarily geographically resides in Leicestershire.

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/10/2021):

  • Airmasters (UK) Ltd - aircraft maintenance
  • Avalanche Adventure Ltd - recreational activities
  • Husbands Bosworth Parish Council
  • Navtech Systems Ltd - electronic design and systems engineering
  • Sibbertoft Parish Council
  • Sulby Parish Meeting
  • The Gliding Centre - operator

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 7 Personnel Reception Centre
  • No 14 OTU
  • No 26 ACHU
  • No 85 OTU
  • Coventry GC
  • East Midlands Air Support Unit
  • National Police Air Service (NPAS)
  • The Gliding Centre
  • The Soaring Centre
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The Watch Office at Husbands Bosworth, 20 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

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The Watch Office at Husbands Bosworth, 20 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Interior of the Watch Office at Husbands Bosworth, 20 June 2009. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Husbands Bosworth II, 31 July 2009.

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Remains of the airfield at Husbands Bosworth II, 31 July 2009.

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The former standby generator set, now converted to a house, Husbands Bosworth II, 12 December 2016.

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Remains of the airfield at Husbands Bosworth II, 1 May 2017.

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