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Woodford, Cheshire / Greater Manchester

Also known as: BAE Woodford / Manchester Woodford / RAF Woodford / Woodford Aerodrome
County: Greater Manchester
Current Status: Unknown
Date: 21 July 1925 - 25 August 2011
Current Use: Disused
Used By: Civil

N.B. - Woodford is situated across the two counties of Cheshire and Greater Manchester but primarily geographically resides in Greater Manchester.

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

  • Avro Heritage Group

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • AV Roe & Company (Avro)
  • BAE Systems
  • British Aerospace
  • Hawker Siddeley Aviation

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 183 EGS / NW183 EGS

  • No 183 GS

  • No 184 EGS / NW184 EGS

  • No 184 GS

  • No 265 MU

  • Avro GC
  • Oxford Aviation Academy UK Limited

  • Stockport GC


The main gate at Woodford, 12 November 2011.


A hangar at Woodford, 2 April 2015.


The control tower at Woodford, 2 April 2015.

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Aerial view of Woodford, 18 April 2014. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Woodford, 26 April 2015. © Richard Flagg

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An Avro hangar at Woodford, 16 February 2016. © Richard Flagg

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A hangar at Woodford, 16 February 2016. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 07:25, looking north-west from the runway 07 threshold, 16 February 2016. © Richard Flagg

Lancashire Aero Club is inaugurated, 1925. Courtesy of British Pathé

Hawker Siddeley Nimrods at Woodford, 1968. Courtesy of British Pathé

Various aircraft at Woodford Airshow, 1971. Courtesy of stuff2share

Five Avro Shackletons visiting Woodford in March 1989. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix

Interior of a hangar at Woodford, c. 2011. Courtesy of 1MacTavish2

Woodford in 2013. Courtesy of Ringway Manchester

Footage showing demolition at Woodford, c. 2015. Courtesy of peter salmon

Woodford in November 2015. Courtesy of Ringway Manchester

Woodford in November 2015. Courtesy of Ringway Manchester

Aerial footage of Woodford, c. 2015. Courtesy of Eoin Anderson

Demolition of hangars at Woodford, 2015. Courtesy of TANISLA2

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