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Booker (Marlow) (Wycombe Air Park)

Major
Also known as: High Wycombe / RAF Booker / RFC High Wycombe
County: Buckinghamshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened February 1917
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved/unpaved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation / Trainer / Transport

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

  • Airpart Supply Limited
  • Great Marlow Parish Council
  • The Pad - bar and restaurant
  • Wycombe Squash & Racketball Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Basic FTS
  • No 5 MU
  • No 21 EFTS
  • No 126 EGS
  • No 126 GS
  • 604 Squadron Flying Group
  • Advanced Flying Club
  • Air Crew Allocation Unit
  • Airways Flying Club
  • Booker Aviation
  • Booker GC
  • Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training
  • Chiltern Classic Flight
  • High Wycombe Flying Group
  • Home Command Modified Officer Cadet Training Unit
  • Joint Services Staff College Flight
  • Phoenix Flying Group 
  • Seven Flying Group
  • The Tiger Flyers 
  • University of London Air Sqn
  • Wycombe Air Centre 
001Bellman Hangar - 12 July 2008.png

A Bellman Hangar at Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Control Tower and CFI Block with the new Control Tower, 20 November 2015. © Richard Flagg

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The new Control Tower, 20 November 2015. © Richard Flagg

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Fire Fighting Equipment Hut at Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Fire Tender House at Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Main Stores building at Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Ground Instructional Block at Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Main Entrance of Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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A Schleicher ASK-13 at Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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A Schleicher ASK-13 at Booker, 12 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

Footage from Booker, c. 1960s. Courtesy of British Movietone

An air display at Booker, 1966. Courtesy of British Pathé

The control tower being moved to Brooklands, 1997. Courtesy of andysvideo

Relief Landing Ground(s):

BrayDenham

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