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Brampton

Major
Also known as: RFC Brampton
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 24 March 1917 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and d fighters of No 33 Squadron initially had Brampton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, being replaced in the autumn of 1916 by Royal Aircraft Factory FE2 variants. The airfield was given up due to the food shortage situation affecting Britain at the time and tactical reasons.

 

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

  • Thurcroft Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn

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