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Shipton

Major
Also known as: RAF Shipton / RFC Shipton / Shipton Landing Ground
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: January 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 Shipton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, these aircraft being replaced by Bristol F2bs in 1918 which remained in service after the end of fighting. The general area was later used by No 60 Maintenance Unit between November 1939 and November 1945 in a non-flying capacity for the repair and salvage of RAF aircraft.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Shipton by Beningbrough Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 76 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Catterick / Copmanthorpe / Helperby

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