Little Staughton I
|Also known as:||Bedford / Little Staughton Landing Ground / RFC Little Staughton|
|Date:||1 October 1916 - July 1917|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 75 Squadron had the first Little Staughton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. This airfield lay to the north-west of its later and better known World War Two counterpart, which also differed by existing over the border in Cambridgeshire.
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/01/2019):
- Colmworth & Neighbours History Society
- Little Staughton Parish Council
- The Crown Inn, Green End, Little Staughton - where memorial plaque sited
Main unit(s) present:
- No 75 Sqn
Photographs of the plaque at Little Staughton I. Courtesy of Clive Burchett, Little Staughton Parish Council.
Plan of Little Staughton I. Courtesy of Ed Andrews