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Easington

Major
Also known as: RAF Easington / RFC Easington / Seaham Harbour
County: Durham
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

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron had Easington available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually replaced them with Bristol F2bs from the spring of 1918, these aircraft remaining 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 30/04/2017):

  • Easington Village Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Ashington / Seaton Carew (Landplane) / Usworth (Hylton)

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