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Plungar

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Also known as: RAF Plungar / RFC Plungar
County: Nottinghamshire
Current Status: Open land
Date: 1 October 1916 - August 1919 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter
N.B. - Plungar is situated across the two counties of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire but primarily geographically resides in Nottinghamshire.
Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Plungar 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):
  • Barkestone Plungar and Redmile Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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