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Thurgarton

Major
Also known as: Nottingham / RAF Thurgarton / RFC Thurgarton
County: Nottinghamshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Thurgarton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the unit moved to France in May 1918. A nucleus left behind enabled No 90 Squadron to form the following August, and its Avro 504K fighters remained in service after the end of fighting.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Buckminster

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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