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Roston

Major
Also known as: Ashbourne / RFC Roston
County: Derbyshire
Current Status: Open land
Date: 1 October 1916 - February 1918 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Roston available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Norbury and Roston Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

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

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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