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Blaston

Major
Also known as: RAF Blaston / RFC Blaston / Uppingham
County: Leicestershire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - November 1918 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Blaston available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the unit moved to France in May 1918. A nucleus left behind enabled No 90 Squadron to form the following August, and its Avro 504K fighters remained in service after the end of fighting. 

 

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

  • Blaston Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Buckminster

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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