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Sporle

Major
Also known as: RAF Sporle / RFC Sporle
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Unknown (location not known)
Date: 1916 (probable date) - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Avro 504Ks and Sopwith Camels of No 51 Squadron had Sporle available to them as a Home Defence landing ground towards the end of World War One, both of these types 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):

  • Sporle with Palgrave Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 51 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Marham 

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Mattishall / Tydd St Mary

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