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Farsley

Major
Also known as: Bradford / RFC Farsley
County: West Yorkshire
Current Status: Housing
Date: April 1916 - March 1917 (notification of relinquishment 24 March)
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 Farsley available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during 1916. After this unit transferred to Lincolnshire in the autumn of that year, No 76 Squadron employed the airfield for its Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 plus BE12 variants types. 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 01/09/2011):

  • Farsley Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn
  • No 76 Sqn

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