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North Weald (North Weald Bassett)

Major
Also known as: North Weald Aerodrome / North Weald Bassett Aerodrome / North Weald Market / RAF North Weald / RFC North Weald
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Museum
Date: Opened August 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Norwegian) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / Civil / RCAF / RNZAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

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

  • Aces High Flying Museum
  • ATC Driver Training
  • Echo Freight Forwarding Ltd
  • Hangar 11 Collection
  • Harlow Library
  • Hughmark Continental International
  • Lightwood PLC
  • Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers Parish Council
  • North Weald Airfield Users Group
  • North Weald Bassett Parish Council
  • North Weald Flying Services Ltd
  • North Weald Library
  • PERFO-UK
  • S2T Aviation (UK)
  • St. Andrew's Church, North Weald
  • Weald Aviation Services Ltd

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Herts County Auto and Aero Club

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight
  • No 1 Sqn
  • No 2 Fighter Command Modification Centre
  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 4 Concealment and Decoy Unit
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 9 Personnel Despatch Centre
  • No 12 (RNZAF) Personnel Reception Centre
  • No 17 APC
  • No 17 Sqn
  • No 19 (Fighter) Wing
  • No 25 Sqn
  • No 26 Sqn
  • No 29 Sqn
  • No 33 Sqn
  • No 34 Air Stores Park
  • No 39 Sqn
  • No 44 Sqn
  • No 46 Sqn
  • No 56 Sqn
  • No 63 Sqn
  • No 64 Sqn
  • No 66 Sqn
  • No 71 Sqn
  • No 72 Sqn
  • No 74 Sqn
  • No 75 Sqn
  • No 111 Sqn
  • No 116 Sqn
  • No 121 Sqn
  • No 124 Sqn
  • No 127 Sqn
  • No 128 (Reconnaissance) Wing
  • No 129 GS
  • No 130 Airfield
  • No 130 Sqn
  • No 132 (Norwegian) Airfield
  • No 132 (Norwegian) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 134 (Czech) (Fighter) Wing
  • No 142 GS
  • No 151 Sqn
  • No 168 Sqn
  • No 222 Sqn
  • No 234 Sqn
  • No 242 Sqn
  • No 249 Sqn
  • No 257 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 275 Sqn
  • No 285 Sqn
  • No 287 Sqn
  • No 288 Sqn
  • No 301 Sqn
  • No 304 Sqn
  • No 310 Sqn
  • No 311 Sqn
  • No 312 Sqn
  • No 313 Sqn
  • No 331 Sqn
  • No 332 Sqn
  • No 403 Sqn
  • No 404 (Fleet Fighter) Flight
  • No 412 Sqn
  • No 419 (Special Duties) Flight
  • No 486 Sqn
  • No 601 Sqn
  • No 604 Sqn
  • 604 Sqn Flying Group
  • No 1494 (TT) Flight
  • No 2703 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2704 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2715 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2723 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2729 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2759 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2777 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2779 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2794 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2811 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2819 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2830 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2840 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2878 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4018 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4021 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Aviation Candidates Selection Board
  • Battle of Britain Flight
  • Combined Selection Centre
  • Essex GC
  • Essex Sector HQ
  • Fighter Command Modification Centre
  • Fighter Command Radar School
  • Metropolitan Sector HQ
  • North Weald Flying Group
  • Sub Stratosphere Flight
001Original North Weald First World War hangar at Morton, 20:08:2006. Has now been dismantled.JPG

An original First World War hangar at Morton, now dismantled, 20 August 2006.

002Original North Weald First World War hangar at Morton, 20:8:2006. Has now been dismantled.JPG

An original First World War hangar at Morton, now dismantled, 20 August 2006.

003Blister hangar.JPG

A Blister hangar at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

004Control Tower.JPG

The control tower at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

005Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII in front of T2 hangar.JPG

A Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII in front of a T2 hangar at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

006The Squadron club facility (20:08:2006).JPG

The Squadron club facility at North Weald, 20 August 2006.

007Runway 02:20. Looking north from the runway 02 threshold - 30 August 2007.png

Looking north from the runway 02 threshold, 30 August 2007. © Richard Flagg

008Type A hangar - Nick Challoner.JPG

The Type A hangar at North Weald, the other has been destroyed by fire, 22 January 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

009Runway 02:20. Looking north from the runway 02 threshold - 19 September 2009.png

Looking north from the runway 02 threshold, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

010Taxiway at the centre of the airfield. Looking west near 'The Squadron' - 19 September 2009.png

Taxiway at the centre of the airfield. Looking west near 'The Squadron', 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

011Hangar : T2 Type Aircraft Shed - 19 September 2009.png

T2 Type aircraft shed at North Weald, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

012Hangar : A Type Aircraft Shed - 19 September 2009.png

A Type aircraft shed at North Weald, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

013Control Tower interior - 19 September 2009.png

Interior of the control tower, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

014Aircraft Dispersal Pen (Type A) - 19 September 2009.png

An aircraft dispersal pen at North Weald, 19 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

015Aerial View of North Weald Airfield - 9 June 2010.png

Aerial view of North Weald, 9 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

016Control Tower - 1 November 2011.png

The control tower at North Weald, 1 November 2011. © Richard Flagg

017Aircraft Dispersal Pen (Type A) - 13 June 2015.png

An aircraft dispersal pen at North Weald, 13 June 2015. © Richard Flagg

018Aircraft Dispersal Pen (Type A) - 4 March 2017.png

An aircraft dispersal pen at North Weald, 4 March 2017. © Richard Flagg

Nos 331 and 332 Squadrons at North Weald, 1942. Courtesy of T Larsen

No 111 Squadron at North Weald. Courtesy of British Pathé

Behind the scenes footage of the filming of "The Battle of Britain" film. Including footage of Duxford, North Weald and Hawkinge, 1968. Courtesy of CVU500

Satellite(s):

Stapleford Tawney

Decoy Airfield(s):

Blackmore / Nazeing

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Hainault Farm / Hornchurch (Suttons Farm)

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Cheddington / Chessington I / Fyfield / Grove Park, Greater London / Hackney MarshesHertford / Orsett IIPalmers Farm / Wimbledon

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