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Horsegate

Major
Also known as: RAF Horsegate / RFC Horsegate
County: Tyne and Wear
Current Status: Farmland
Date: June 1917 - June 1919 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron initially had Horsegate available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually switched to using Bristol F2bs from April 1918, this type remaining in service after the end of fighting.

Main unit(s) present:

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

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

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