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Stretton

Major
Also known as: Appleton / Appleton Thorn Industrial Estate / Appleton Thorn Trading Estate / Barleycastle Trading Estate / HMS Blackcap / RNAS Stretton / Stretton Aerodrome
County: Warrington
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Prison
Date: 1 June 1942 - 1 January 1959
Current Use: Disused
Used By: FAA
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Naval aviation

N.B. - Stretton is situated across the two counties of Cheshire and Warrington but primarily geographically resides in Warrington.

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

  • Appleton Parish Council
  • Baldwins Crane Hire Limited
  • Blue Spares Warrington Office
  • Bowman Specialised Liquids
  • Calibre Control International Limited
  • Cape plc/Cape Industrial Services
  • CMS Danskin Acoustics
  • Combined Chemical Services (UK) Ltd
  • Currie European Transport
  • Curtis Holt (North West)
  • D Wardle (Plant) Ltd
  • DPD
  • DXS Warrington
  • ECY Haulmark Limited - formerly Haulmark Equipment
  • Eddie Stobart
  • Grappenhall Motor Services Ltd
  • H&H Classics
  • High Legh Parish Council
  • HMP Thorn Cross
  • Howley Quay Motors
  • Konstructa Hire Ltd
  • Mark Thompson Transport
  • Maxi Haulage Limited
  • Mere Marketing
  • Nationwide Transport
  • Reclaimed Brick-Tile Ltd
  • R.J.Edwards & Sons Ltd
  • Ryder
  • St. Cross Church, Appleton Thorn
  • Shearings Stretton Interchange
  • Shred-it
  • Stretton Parish Council
  • Westquay
  • Zero Gravity Safety

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Shell Research Limited

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Ferry Flight
  • 15th Naval Fighter Wing
  • 47th Naval Fighter Wing
  • No 718 Sqn
  • No 728B Sqn
  • No 767 Sqn
  • No 798 Sqn
  • No 801 Sqn
  • No 802 Sqn
  • No 807 Sqn
  • No 808 Sqn
  • No 809 Sqn
  • No 810 Sqn
  • No 811 Sqn
  • No 812 Sqn
  • No 813 Sqn
  • No 814 Sqn
  • No 815 Sqn
  • No 821 Sqn
  • No 825 Sqn
  • No 825X Sqn
  • No 827 Sqn

  • No 833 Sqn

  • No 835 Sqn

  • No 837 Sqn

  • No 840 Sqn

  • No 846 Sqn

  • No 879 Sqn

  • No 880 Sqn

  • No 881 Sqn

  • No 886 Sqn

  • No 893 Sqn

  • No 895 Sqn

  • No 897 Sqn      

  • No 898 Sqn

  • No 1830 Sqn

  • No 1831 Sqn

  • No 1832 Sqn

  • No 1833 Sqn

  • No 1834 Sqn

  • No 1836 Sqn

  • No 1837 Sqn

  • No 1840 Sqn

  • No 1841 Sqn

  • No 1842 Sqn

  • Fairey Aviation Ltd

001Taxiway at the south of the airfield. Looking west from Crowley Lane - 7 October 2009.png

Taxiway at the south of the airfield, looking west from Crowley Lane, 7 October 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking south from from the runway 28 threshold, 7 October 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking north from from the runway 28 threshold, 7 October 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 10:28, looking west from the runway 28 threshold, 7 October 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Pentad Hangar at Stretton, 7 October 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Mains Hangar at Stretton, 7 October 2009. © Richard Flagg

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PABX and Signals Department at Stretton, 7 October 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Remains of the runway at Stretton, 29 November 2014.

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The Battle Headquarters at Stretton, 21 May 2018.

Photographs and video of Stretton, 1980s. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix

Aerial footage of Stretton. Courtesy of Sky Raiders UK

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Plan of Stretton, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

Satellite(s):

BurscoughHinstock / Inskip / Ronaldsway

Decoy Airfield(s):

Budworth

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