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Moorby

Major
Also known as: Horncastle / RAF Moorby / RFC Moorby
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1 October 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Moorby available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the unit moved to France in May 1918. A nucleus left behind enabled No 90 Squadron to form the following August, and its Avro 504K fighters remained in service after the end of fighting.

 

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

  • Claxby with Moorby Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Kirton Lindsey

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

ElshamKirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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