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Little Staughton I

Also known as: Bedford / Little Staughton Landing Ground / RFC Little Staughton
County: Bedfordshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1 October 1916 - July 1917
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 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.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn


Plan of Little Staughton I. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Old Weston / Therfield / Yelling

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