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Blackboys

Major
Also known as: RFC Blackboys / Uckfield
County: East Sussex
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - 21 August 1917
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 78 Squadron had Blackboys available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, prior to the unit moving to Sutton’s Farm in the late summer of 1917.

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Blackboys & District Historical Society
  • Framfield Parish Council
  • Uckfield and District Preservation Society Local History Group
  • Uckfield Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 78 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Gosport / Penshurst (Chiddingstone Causeway) / Telscombe Cliffs

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