|Also known as:||Bancroft (misspelling) / Brancroft Landing Ground / RAF Brancroft / RFC Brancroft / Finningley|
|Date:||December 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)|
|Used By:||RAF / RFC|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
Royal Aircraft Factory FE2 variants fighters of No 33 Squadron had Brancroft, situated very close to future airfield great Finningley, available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. Avro 504Ks which subsequently succeeded them in the summer of 1918 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 30/11/2018):
- Austerfield Parish Council
Main unit(s) present:
- No 33 Sqn
Photographs of the plaque for Brancroft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, November 2018. Courtesy of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Plan of Brancroft. Courtesy of Ed Andrews