The Hawker Aircraft Company bought Parlaunt Farm at Langley in 1938 and built a major factory and airfield there. Well over 8,000 military aircraft were manufactured at the site especially the Hurricane during World War II and also the Tempest and Sea Fury. The final Hurricane built (a MkIIC serialled PZ865, which still flies today with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) was completed here ...
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The 1st Fighter Wing, under various designations, has been the host unit at Langley since moving from MacDill AFB Florida on 30 June 1975. Operational squadrons of the 1st Fighter Wing are:
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service provides cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from 20 fire stations across the county, stretching from Slough and Langley in the east to Lambourn and Newbury in the west.
"Blue Tail Flies" are part of the 86th AW at Ramstein AB, Germany; belongs to the 3rd Air Force. They've been flying C-130s since October 1966 after being activated at Langley AFB, VA under the 316th TCW. In October 1975 they moved to Pope AFB, NC assigned to the 317 TAW. In October 1977, the 37th moved to Rhein-Main AB, GE and the 435th TAW. In 1994, they transferred to their present home at R...
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