RAF Gaydon - Civilian Use

Civilian Use

See also: Jaguar Land Rover Gaydon Centre

In 1978 the airfield was bought by British Leyland, and with the subsequent development of vehicle test facilities, the site became home to what was then known as BL Technology. The main runway was converted into part of a four-lane test track, and many other tarmac and off road tracks were created. The buildings that once housed service personnel were sold off and became the village of Lighthorne Heath.

Many of the original RAF buildings were demolished but a handful were retained and are still in use to this day. Of particular note are the airfield control tower and the two main hangars, although only one of these retains its original appearance.

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