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Northolt

Major
Also known as: Northolt Aerodrome / RAF Northolt / RFC Northolt / USAAF Station 387
County: Greater London
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 March 1915
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / RFC / Civil

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

  • Northolt HIVE
  • Northolt Jet Centre
  • The Orchard, Northolt

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Fairey Aviation Company

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit
  • No 1 Air Delivery Letter Service
  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 1 Sqn RCAF
  • No 2 RS

  • 2nd Tactical Communication Sqn
  • No 2 TS

  • No 4 Air Delivery Letter Service
  • No 4 RAS

  • No 4 RS

  • No 4 Sqn

  • No 4 TS

  • 8th Aero Sqn

  • No 8 AACU

  • No 11 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 11 RAS

  • No 11 RS

  • No 12 Sqn

  • No 16 Sqn

  • No 17 Sqn
  • No 18 (Polish) (Fighter) Wing

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 19 RS

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 24 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 30 TDS

  • No 30 TS

  • No 32 Sqn

  • No 32 (The Royal) Sqn
  • No 34 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing
  • No 34 Wing Support Unit

  • No 35 RS

  • No 35 TS

  • No 38 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 40 RS

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 43 Sqn

  • No 48 Sqn
  • No 63 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 65 Sqn

  • No 69 Sqn
  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 85 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 86 Sqn
  • No 92 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 111 (Transport) Wing

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 131 Airfield (Polish)
  • No 140 Sqn

  • No 207 Sqn

  • No 213 Sqn

  • No 229 Sqn

  • No 246 Sqn

  • No 253 Sqn

  • No 257 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 271 Sqn

  • No 287 Sqn

  • No 302 Sqn

  • No 303 Sqn

  • No 306 Sqn

  • No 308 Sqn

  • No 315 Sqn

  • No 316 Sqn

  • No 317 Sqn

  • No 405 (Fleet Fighter) Flight
  • No 407 (Fleet Fighter) Flight
  • No 408 (Polish) Air Stores Park

  • No 411 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 511 Sqn
  • No 515 Sqn

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 600 Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 601 Sqn

  • No 601 Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 609 Sqn

  • No 615 Sqn

  • No 800 Sqn

  • No 1322 (Air Delivery Letter Service) Flight

  • No 1697 (Air Delivery Letter Service) Flight

  • No 2741 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2801 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Defence of Great Britain Comms Sqn
  • Air Despatch Letter Service Sqn
  • Air Fighting Development Establishment

  • Air Fighting Development Unit

  • Air Historical Branch
  • Air Pilotage School

  • BEA
  • Cairo-Cape Flight
  • Defiant Flight

  • Fighter Command Communication Sqn
  • Fighter Command Radar School

  • Headquarters Music Services and the Central Band of the RAF
  • High Altitude Flight
  • Home Communication Flight
  • HQ Superintendent RAF Reserve

  • Inland Area Comms Flight
  • Lancashire Aircraft Corporation

  • Metropolitan Communications Sqn
  • Parachute Training Section
  • Parachute Training School
  • Polish Fighter Wing

  • Queen's Colour Sqn
  • RAF Music Services
  • Scottish Airlines

  • Skyways

  • South Eastern Area Comms Flight
  • Strike Command Communication Flight/Sqn
  • Sub Stratosphere Flight

  • Superintendent of Reserve

  • University of London Air Sqn
001Type A hangar - Nick Challoner 2.JPG

A Type A hangar at Northolt, now demolished. The green building to the left of the photograph is a squadron line hut, used during the Second World War as a pilots' crew room and scramble hut, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

002Type A hangar - Nick Challoner 3.JPG

A Type A hangar at Northolt, now demolished, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

003Type A hangar - Nick Challoner 1.JPG

A Type A hangar at Northolt, now demolished. The green building in the centre foreground is a squadron line hut, used during the Second World War as a pilots' crew room and scramble hut, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

004Type C hangar - Nick Challoner 2.JPG

A Type C hangar at Northolt, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

005Type C hangar - Nick Challoner.JPG

A Type C hangar at Northolt, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

006Type C hangar - Nick Challoner 3.JPG

A Type C hangar at Northolt, 11 June 2006. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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A British Aerospace BAe.146 at Northolt, 13 June 2015. © Richard Flagg

A musical flying display at Northolt, 1927. Courtesy of British Pathé

Aircraft flying from Northolt in 1936. Courtesy of British Pathé

Hawker Hurricanes at Northolt, 1938. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage from an Empire Air Day Rehearsal at Northolt, 1930s. Courtesy of British Movietone

Footage of Northolt, 1946. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands inspecting troops at Northolt, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

Decoy Airfield(s):

Barnet

Successor Airport(s):

Heathrow

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