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Ponteland

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Also known as: RAF Ponteland / RFC Ponteland
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Farmland
Date: February 1916 (earliest known date) - August 1919 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron had Ponteland available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually replaced them with Bristol F2bs from the spring of 1918, these aircraft remaining 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 01/07/2013):

  • Ponteland Library
  • Ponteland Local History Society

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Usworth (Hylton)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Ashington / Seaton Carew (Landplane) / Usworth (Hylton)

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