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Little Downham

Also known as: Downham / Ely / RAF Little Downham / RFC Little Downham / Tower Farm
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: April 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / Trainer

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 75 Squadron initially had Little Downham available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. By the late summer of 1918 the airfield served to assist aircraft of No 192 (Night) TS at Newmarket with their night flying training, and remained active after the conflict ended into 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):

  • Little Downham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn
  • No 192 (Night) TS

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