Breighton Airfield and Aeroplane Museum
|IATA: none – ICAO: EGBR|
|Owner||Air Ministry 1940-1964
|Operator||Royal Air Force 1940-1964
|Location||Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Elevation AMSL||20 ft / 6 m|
Royal Air Force Station Breighton or more simply RAF Breighton is a former Royal Air Force station located near to the village of Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England which is now Breighton Airfield.
The airfield was built between 1940 and 1942 for No. 1 Group RAF, its first residents were the No. 460 Squadron RAAF. After the Second World War, the airfield was used to store Thor missiles, before finally closing in March 1964.
|No. 78 Squadron RAF||Handley Page Halifax II/III/VI
|16 June 1943||20 September 1945||RAF Almaza|||
|No. 112 Squadron RAF||Bristol Bloodhound I||7 November 1960||31 March 1964||Disbanded|||
|No. 240 Squadron RAF||PGM-17 Thor||1 August 1959||8 January 1963||Disbanded|||
|No. 460 Squadron RAAF||Vickers Wellington IV
Handley Page Halifax II
Avro Lancaster I/III
|4 January 1942||14 May 1943||RAF Binbrook|||
The original runways are covered in buildings but the outline of the runways, taxiways and dispersal stands are clearly visible using satellite imagery.
It is currently used by the Real Aeroplane Company to house historic aircraft as well as for hosting airshows which uses a separate grass runway located within the original airfield grounds.
- Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA ,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
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