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Also known as: Blackheath Landing Ground / RAF Blackheath / RFC Blackheath / Colchester
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland
Date: March 1917 - 1920s
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / RFC (main user) / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter (main role) / General aviation

Various fighter types of No 37 Squadron initially had Blackheath available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually switched to solely using Sopwith Camels in October 1918, these aircraft remaining in service after the end of fighting. Blackheath in its military capacity was notified for relinquishment in the summer of 1919 but was certainly still in use as a private civil landing ground during the late 1920s.


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

  • East Donyland Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 37 Sqn
Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Goldhanger / Southend (Rochford) / Stow Maries

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