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Allhallows

Major
Also known as: All Hallows / Allhallows Landing Ground / Allhallows-on-Sea / RAF Allhallows / RFC Allhallows / Sheerness
County: Medway
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 1935
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Airliner / Fighter

Various fighter types of No 50 Squadron initially had Allhallows available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. By the late summer of 1918 No 143 Squadron had taken charge of the landing ground, Sopwith Camels remaining in service for this unit after the end of fighting, although Sopwith Snipes had begun to replace them during 1919.

The location is not entirely clear but aviation use returned to at least the general vicinity when Southend-on-Sea Flying Services decided to make Allhallows an optional intermediate stop for its Short Scion monoplanes operating a service between Southend and Rochester during the summer of 1935.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Allhallows Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 50 Sqn
  • No 143 Sqn
  • Southend-on-Sea Flying Services Ltd

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Plan of Allhallows. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Detling / Throwley

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Bekesbourne / Detling / Throwley

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