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Gosberton

Major
Also known as: Gosberton Landing Ground / RAF Gosberton / RFC Gosberton / Spalding
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Gosberton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the unit moved to France in May 1918. During this time the airfield had attracted a Zeppelin bombing attack in September 1917 due to its lit flares. A nucleus left behind enabled No 90 Squadron to form the following August, and its Avro 504K fighters 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):

  • Gosberton Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque at Gosberton, 2018. Courtesy of Gosberton Parish Council:

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Plans of Gosberton. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Buckminster

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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