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04 July, 2015

// Acaster Malbis

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Close proximity of the River Ouse played a major part in Acaster Malbis failing as an airfield by generating misty conditions at this more inland site in the Vale of York. But a problem can always be turned into an advantage, and the present Waterline Industrial Estate accommodates some suitable businesses such as boat builder Acaster Marine."
Also known as: Acaster / Brockett Industrial Estate / RAF Acaster Malbis / Waterline Industrial Estate
Type: Major
County: North Yorkshire
Date: 1 January 1942 - 1 August 1957
Current Use: Disused
Current Status: Farmland / Industry
Used By: RAF
N.B. - Acaster Malbis is situated across the two counties of City of York and North Yorkshire but primarily geographically resides in North Yorkshire.

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

  • Acaster Body Shop
  • Acaster Carpets
  • Acaster Malbis Parish Council
  • Acaster Marine
  • Acaster Motor Co
  • Bell Auto Services Ltd
  • Bielbys Property Services
  • D M Hall Motors
  • Ebor Trucks
  • Hydrographics
  • JMARK Construction Ltd
  • Just Travel York Ltd
  • P M Flooring
  • York Sawmill
Main unit(s) present:
  • No 4 Aircrew School
  • No 4 Gp Aircrew School
  • No 15 (P) AFU
  • No 80 MU
  • No 91 MU
  • No 93 MU
  • No 601 Sqn
  • No 1341 Special Duties Flight
  • No 1652 HCU
  • No 1658 HCU
  • No 1663 HCU 

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