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Also known as: Caistor / Cuxwold Landing Ground / RAF Cuxwold / RFC Cuxwold
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and d fighters of No 33 Squadron initially had Cuxwold available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, being replaced in the autumn of 1916 by Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b and d variants. Avro 504Ks that 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 01/09/2011):

  • Swallow Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn


Plan of Cuxwold. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Kirton Lindsey

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

ElshamKirton LindseyScampton (Brattleby)

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