Breighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, approximately 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Howden. It forms part of the civil parish of Bubwith.
Housing in Breighton
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Nearby is RAF Breighton, 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. It is currently used by the Real Aeroplane Company to house historic aircraft as well as for hosting airshows. RAF Breighton or Breighton Airfield, as it is now commonly known, has the ICAO Code of EGBR.
An airshow is held by the Real Aeroplane Company in the summer.
- "Photos of Breighton Airshow". Retrieved 15 March 2008.
- Baggs, A. P.; Kent, G. H. R.; Purdy, J. D. (1976). Allison, K. J. (ed.). "Menthorpe with Bowthorpe". A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 3, Ouse and Derwent Wapentake, and Part of Harthill Wapentake. Victoria County History. pp. 63–64. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4.
- Media related to Breighton at Wikimedia Commons
- Breighton in the Domesday Book
- Real Aeroplane Company
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