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Bucknall

Major
Also known as: RAF Bucknall / RFC Bucknall / Horncastle
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 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 had Bucknall 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.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Bucknall, Waddingworth & Tupholme Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Kirton Lindsey

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

ElshamKirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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