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Middleton, West Yorkshire

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Also known as: Leeds / Middleton Landing Ground / RFC Middleton
County: West Yorkshire
Current Status: Housing
Date: April 1916 - 1918
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and d fighters of No 33 Squadron initially had Middleton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during 1916. After this unit transferred to Lincolnshire in the autumn of that year, No 76 Squadron employed the airfield for its Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 plus BE12 variants types. Middleton later closed in 1918 before the end of World War One.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Middleton Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn
  • No 76 Sqn

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