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Brancroft

Major
Also known as: Bancroft (misspelling) / Brancroft Landing Ground / RAF Brancroft / RFC Brancroft / Finningley
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2 variants fighters of No 33 Squadron had Brancroft, situated very close to future airfield great Finningley, available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. Avro 504Ks which subsequently succeeded them in the summer of 1918 remained in service after the end of fighting.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque for Brancroft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, November 2018. Courtesy of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

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Plan of Brancroft. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Elsham / Kirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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