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Litchborough

Major
Also known as: RFC Litchborough
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Open land
Date: 1 October 1916 - 24 March 1917 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 75 Squadron had Litchborough briefly available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. 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):

  • Litchborough Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Old Weston / Therfield / Yelling

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