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Beacon Hill

Major
Also known as: Beacon Hill Landing Ground / RFC Beacon Hill / Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - April 1917
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron had Beacon Hill available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One for a relatively short period. Longhorsley replaced this airfield during 1917.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn

Photograph of the plaque at Beacon Hill, 2018. Courtesy of Alun and Christopher Moore.

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Plan of Beacon Hill. The numbers indicate the fields requisitioned. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Ashington / Seaton Carew (Landplane) / Usworth (Hylton)

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