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Thurgarton

Major
Also known as: Nottingham / RAF Thurgarton / RFC Thurgarton / Thurgarton Landing Ground
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.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2017):

  • Thurgarton History
  • Thurgarton Parish Council

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2017):

  • Thurgarton Village Website

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn

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Plan of Thurgarton. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Buckminster

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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