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Meriden

Major
Also known as: Coventry / RAF Meriden / RFC Meriden
County: West Midlands
Current Status: Open land
Date: April 1916 - August 1918
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 38 Squadron initially had Meriden available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during 1916, gradually being replaced from September of that year by Royal Aircraft Factory FE2bs. The airfield was relinquished in the summer of 1918 after the unit had moved to France the previous May.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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