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Stanstead (St. Margaret's)

Major
Also known as: RAF Stanstead / RAF Stanstead (St. Margaret's) / Stanstead Abbots / Stanstead Abbotts
County: Hertfordshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: May 1918 (earliest known date) - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 15 May)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Late on in World War One Bristol F2bs of No 39 Squadron had Stanstead available to them as a Home Defence landing ground. These aircraft remained in service until the squadron moved to Belgium a few days before the end of fighting in November 1918, while the airfield continued to be open for Home Defence duties into the early months of 1919.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2016):

  • Stanstead Abbotts Local History Society
  • Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 39 Sqn

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