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Benton

Major
Also known as: RAF Benton / RFC Benton
County: Tyne and Wear
Current Status: Housing
Date: June 1917 - June 1919 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron had Benton 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.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

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

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