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Finningley (Doncaster Finningley)

Major
Also known as: Doncaster Sheffield Airport / RAF Finningley / Robin Hood
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry
Date: Opened 3 September 1936
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1944)

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

  • Aerospace NDT Limited
  • Alpha Airport Shopping
  • The Amy Johnson
  • Anglo European Express (Doncaster) Ltd
  • Canberra House Training & Development Centre
  • Costa Coffee
  • Finningley Parish Council
  • The Finningley Windmill
  • Hertz
  • Hill House School - former Officers' Mess
  • Holy Trinity and St Oswald's Church, Finningley
  • Ramada Encore Doncaster Airport
  • The Running Horse - pub
  • Servisair
  • Travelex
  • WH Smith

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 1 Gp Standardisation Unit

  • No 1 (Pilot) Refresher Flying Unit

  • No 2 (Pilot) Refresher Flying Unit

  • No 5 Gp Pool

  • No 5 Gp Training Flight

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 6 FTS

  • No 7 AACU

  • No 7 BAT Flight

  • No 7 Sqn

  • No 9 AEF

  • No 12 Sqn

  • No 18 OTU

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 21 OTU

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 25 OTU

  • No 64 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 76 Sqn

  • No 77 Sqn

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 101 FRS

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 102 Sqn

  • No 106 Sqn

  • No 202 AFS

  • No 202 Sqn

  • No 215 AFS

  • No 230 OCU

  • No 616 Sqn

  • No 1507 BAT Flight

  • No 1521 BAT Flight

  • No 1685 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight

  • Aer Lingus

  • Air Electronics, Engineer & Loadmaster School

  • BH Air

  • Bomber Command Development Unit

  • easyJet

  • Electronic Counter Measures Modification Centre

  • Flybe

  • Flyglobespan

  • Flying Refresher School

  • Joint Forward Air Controller Training & Standards Unit

  • Multi-Engine Training Sqn

  • RAF Central Night Vision Training School

  • Ryanair

  • S&R (Helicopter) Aircraft Engineering Development & Investigation Team

  • Sea King Command Engineering Development & Investigation Team

  • Search & Rescue Helicopter Wing

  • Strike Command Development Unit

  • Thomas Cook Airlines

  • Thomson Airways

  • Thomsonfly

  • White Rose GC

  • Wizz Air

  • Yorkshire Universities Air Sqn

Footage from the RAF at Home Day at Finningley in 1961. Courtesy of British Pathé

Hawker Siddeley Dominies at Finningley, August 1970. Courtesy of John Hosier

The Queen reviews the RAF at Finningley for her Silver Jubilee, 1977. Courtesy of British Movietone

Programme looking at the closure of RAF Finningley, October 1995. Courtesy of Vulcan painter

 

 

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