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Also known as: Bishopton Landing Ground / RAF Bishopton / RFC Bishopton
County: Darlington
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - August 1919 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron had Bishopton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, these aircraft being replaced by Bristol F2bs in 1918 which 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 01/09/2011):

  • Bishopton Parish Council

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Bishopton Village

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque at Bishopton, 13 September 2020.




Plan of Bishopton. Courtesy of Ed Andrews


Plan of Bishopton, showing the later extension. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Ashington / Seaton Carew (Landplane) / Usworth (Hylton)

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