Airfield search

Foreland (New Bembridge)

Also known as: Bembridge / Bembridge Point / Foreland Aerodrome / RAF Foreland
County: Isle of Wight
Current Status: Housing
Date: August 1918 - 1919 (last known date September)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Maritime patrol

Airco DH6s of Nos 551 and 512 (Special Duty) Flights transferred as part of No 253 Squadron to Foreland from Brading in August 1918 to continue flying anti-submarine patrols. This landplane element of the squadron, which also operated from the seaplane base at Bembridge, disbanded on 21 January 1919 and the airfield is now covered by houses.


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

  • Bembridge Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 253 Sqn

  • No 511 (Special Duty) Flight

  • No 512 (Special Duty) Flight

Photographs of the plaques for Foreland and Bembridge (Seaplane), 2018. Courtesy of Sheila Weedall and Bembridge Parish Council:




Plan of Foreland, 1918. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

© 2024 ABCT All rights reserved.
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Suite 1, 3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4LB
Registered Company No. 08940364. Registered Charity No (England and Wales): 1156877. Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123