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Thaxted

Major
Also known as: RAF Thaxted / RFC Thaxted
County: Essex
Current Status: Unknown (location not known)
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 75 Squadron had Thaxted available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the summer of 1918. Thereafter a mixture of especially Avro 504Ks and Bristol F2bs equipped the unit and remained 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):

  • Thaxted Library
  • Thaxted Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn

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