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Also known as: Potland Burn Surface Mine / RAF Ashington / RFC Ashington
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Opencast coal mine
Date: October 1916 - 1919
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / Maritime patrol

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

  • Ashington & Newbiggin Local History Society
  • Ashington Library
  • Ashington Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn
  • No 256 Sqn
  • No 525 (Special Duty) Flight
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Usworth (Hylton)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Seaton Carew (Landplane) / Usworth (Hylton)

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Beacon Hill / Benton / Bishopton / Catley Hill / Cleadon / Easington / Horsegate / Longhorsley / Ponteland / Snipe House / Spennymoor / Tynemouth

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