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Appleton Wiske

Also known as: RAF Appleton Wiske / RFC Appleton Wiske
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: February 1917 - August 1919 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 76 Squadron had Appleton Wiske available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, these aircraft being replaced by Bristol F2bs in 1918 which remained in service after the end of fighting. The site unexpectedly was requisitioned again in December 1942 for potential use as a heavy bomber station but this plan quickly fell through and no building or aircraft use resulted.


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

  • Appleton Wiske Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 76 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Catterick / Copmanthorpe / Helperby

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