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Broad Salts

Also known as: Broad Salts Landing Ground / RAF Broad Salts / RFC Broad Salts / Sandwich
County: Kent
Current Status: Farmland
Date: September 1916 - 1918 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 50 Squadron initially had Broad Salts available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually switched to using Sopwith Camels in early 1918, though the airfield had closed prior to the Armistice of November that year.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2016):

  • Worth Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 50 Sqn


Plan of Broad Salts. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):


Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Bekesbourne / Detling / Throwley

Successor Airfield(s):


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