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Bishops Hatfield

Also known as: Bishops Hatfield Landing Ground / RFC Bishops Hatfield
County: Hertfordshire
Current Status: Unknown (location not known)
Date: 21 April 1916 (earliest known date) - 22 October 1916 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 39 Squadron had Bishops Hatfield available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during part of 1916. The airfield was nevertheless prone to fog and mist and fairly soon replaced by Hertford. It lay in the vicinity of later famous de Havilland factory airfield Hatfield.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Hatfield Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 39 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):


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