Airfield search

Broomhill (Wombwell)

Major
Also known as: Broomhill Park - Old Moor / RAF Broomhill / RFC Broomhill
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Open land / Woodland
Date: October 1916 - November 1918 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Known by either name, Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and d fighters of No 33 Squadron initially had Broomhill available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, being replaced in the autumn of 1916 by Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b and d variants. Avro 504Ks subsequently succeeded them in the summer of 1918 towards the end of the life of this airfield.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn

© 2018 ABCT All rights reserved.
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Suite 1, 3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4LB.
Registered Company No. 08940364. Registered Charity No (England and Wales): 1156877. Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123