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Murton

Major
Also known as: RAF Murton / RFC Murton
County: City of York
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1917 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 76 Squadron had Murton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, these aircraft soon being replaced by Bristol F2bs in 1918 which 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):

  • Murton Parish Council
  • Osbaldwick Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 76 Sqn
Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Catterick / Copmanthorpe / Helperby

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