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Also known as: BAE Warton / RAF Warton / USAAF Station 582
County: Lancashire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry
Date: Opened 12 November 1942 (Care & Maintenance)
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

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

  • BAE Systems
  • BAE Systems Model Aircraft Club
  • Bryning-with-Warton Parish Council
  • Carlton Contracts (Ceilings & Partitions) Ltd
  • Derek Hood Private Hire Ltd
  • Eriks Industrial Services Ltd
  • Freckleton Parish Council
  • IFS Defence Ltd
  • Lightning Social Club
  • Morson Human Resources Ltd
  • North West Heritage Group
  • Professional Transport
  • Warton Fitness Centre
  • Warton History Society

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • English Electric Aviation Limited
  • English Electric Company
  • British Aircraft Corporation (BAC)
  • British Aerospace

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 21 Personnel Transit Centre
  • No 90 MU
  • No 101 Personnel Dispersal Centre
  • No 180 GS
  • No 181 GS
  • No 4150 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • BAE Systems (Warton) Flying Club
  • British Aircraft Corporation (Preston) Flying Club
  • Personnel Holding Unit

An English Electric Canberra at Warton, 1952. Courtesy of British Pathé

English Electric Lightnings at Warton, 1961. Courtesy of British Pathé

Maintenance Unit Sub-Site(s):

Ludford Magna

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