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Fyfield

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Also known as: Ongar / RAF Fyfield / RFC Fyfield
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland
Date: January 1917 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 39 Squadron had Fyfield available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. These aircraft were replaced by Bristol F2bs in September 1917, which remained in service until the squadron moved to Belgium a few days before the end of fighting in November 1918, while the airfield continued to be open for Home Defence duties into the early months of 1919.

 

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

  • Fyfield Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 39 Sqn

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Plan of Fyfield. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

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