North Weald Airfield Museum is a registered charity, No. 1081157.  Run and staffed by volunteers and Grant Aid Funding assisted by EFDC.

Over 50 squadrons have been based at the airfield. The first was No. 39 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps in August 1916 and the last No. 111 Squadron — the famous ‘Treble One’ — of the Royal Air Force which left in February 1958. The airfield was reduced to inactive status on September 1, 1964.

The following squadrons saw service at North Weald:

No. 1 (Squadron Code JX): Detachments August-September 1940 April 1944.

No.1 (RCAF) (YO) Detachments August-September 1940.

No. 2 (XV): November 1943, January-February 1944.

No. 4 (FV): November 1943.

No. 19 (QV): June-July 1953.

No. 25 (ZK): January-June 1940, September-October 1940.

No. 26 ‘South African’ (RM): January-April 1945.

No. 29 (YB): April 1928-October 1935, September 1936-November 1937.

No. 33 (5R): April-May 1944.

No. 39: August 1916-November 1918.

No. 44 ‘Rhodesia’: July-December 1919.

No. 46 ‘Uganda’ (PO): November-December 1940.

No. 56 ‘Punjab’ (LR/US): October 1927-May 1940, June-September 1940, December 1940-June 1941

No. 63 (UB): November 1943-January 1944, September 1944.

No. 64: July-August 1937.

No. 66 (LZ): March 1944.

No. 71 'Eagle' (American) (XR): June-December 1941.

No. 72 ‘Basutoland’ (FG): March 1950-July 1953.

No. 74 ‘Trinidad’ (4D): April-May 1944.

No. 75: ‘New Zealand’ May 1918-June 1919.

No. 111 (JU): May-June 1940, July-November 1941, December 1941, December 1953-February 1958.

No. 116 (II): July-August 1944.

No. 121 'Eagle' (American) (AV): December 1941-June

No. 124 ‘Baroda’ (ON): November 1942-July 1943.

No. 127 (9N): April-May 1944.

No. 130 ‘Punjab’ (AP): May 1945.

No. 151 (DZ): August 1936-February 1940, May-September

No. 168 (DE): November 1943-February 1944.

No. 222 'Natal' (ZD): August 1941-August 1942.

No. 234 ‘Madras Presidency’ (AZ): August-December 1944.

No. 242 ‘Canadian’ (LE): May-July 1941, August-September 1941

No. 249 ‘Gold Coast’ (GN): September 1940-May 1941.

No. 257 ‘Burma’ (DT): October-November 1940.

No. 268 (NM): January-March 1944.

No. 275 (GG/PV): October-November 1940, June-July 1953.

No. 285 (VG): January-June 1945.

No. 287 (KZ): July 1944-June 1945.

No. 288 (RP): August-November 1944.

No. 301 ‘Pomorski’ (Polish) (GR): July-September 1945.

No. 304 ‘Œl¹ski’ (Polish) (QD): July-September 1945.

No. 310 (Czechoslovak) (NN): August-December 1944.

No. 312 (Czechoslovak) (DU): August-October 1944.

No. 313 (Czechoslovak) (RY): October-December 1944.

No. 331 (Norwegian) (FN): May 1942-March 1944, April-May 1944.

No. 332 (Norwegian) (AH/HG): June 1942-March 1944, April-May 1945.

No. 403 ‘Wolf’ (Canadian) (KH): December 1941-May 1942, August 1942.

No. 412 ‘Falcon’ (Canadian) (VZ): June 1942.

No. 419 Flight: August-October 1940.

No. 486 (New Zealand) (SA): September-October 1942.

No. 601 'County of London' (RAH): March 1949-March 1957.

No. 604 ‘County of Middlesex’ (NG/RAK): September-October 1938, September 1939-January 1940, March 1949-March 1957.

No. 695 (4M): November 1946-April 1947.

Historic Aircraft Flight: February-May 1958.

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