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Bedford (Thurleigh)

Also known as: Bedford Autodrome / DERA Bedford / RAE Bedford / RAF Thurleigh / Thurleigh Airfield Business Park / USAAF Station 111
County: Bedfordshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Leisure activity / Museum
Date: Opened 24 July 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / US / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Experimental / Bomber

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

  • 306th Bombardment Group Museum
  • Akita Security Services Ltd
  • Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group
  • Bedford Central Library
  • Chaos Visual Productions Ltd
  • Charlie's Angels Security Services Ltd
  • Deep Consultants Ltd
  • Eden Remarketing Ltd
  • GB Accounting Solutions Ltd 
  • Hudson Kapel
  • Kazbar Systems Ltd
  • Leasecontracts Ltd
  • Orion Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Ltd
  • PalmerSport
  • Paragon Automotive Logistics Ltd
  • Photoreverie At Bedford Autodrome
  • QinetiQ - Bedford
  • St Modwen Ventures
  • Seven Son Ltd
  • Smash It PR Ltd
  • SMH Fleet Solutions Limited
  • Teleport London International Ltd
  • Tenwell Services Ltd
  • Thurleigh Parish Council
  • Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

Main Unit(s) Present:

  • No 18 OTU

    No 160 Sqn

    306th BG

    Central Gunnery School

    Radar Research Sqn

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