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Owthorne

Major
Also known as: Owthorne Aerodrome / Owthorne Landing Ground / RAF Owthorne / RFC Owthorne / Withernsea
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Current Status: Housing / School
Date: February 1917 - 1919
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / Maritime patrol

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/05/2019):

  • Hidden Holderness
  • Withernsea High School - where ABCT memorial plaque sited
  • Withernsea Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn

  • No 76 Sqn

  • No 251 Sqn

  • No 506 (Special Duty) Flight

Photographs of the plaque at Owthorne. Courtesy of Tim Nuttall and Withernsea High School

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Plans of Owthorne. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Copmanthorpe / Elsham / Helperby / Kirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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