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Also known as: Bexhill / Hooe Landing Ground / RFC Hooe
County: East Sussex
Current Status: Farmland / Public road
Date: October 1916 - 1918 (last known date 1 February)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 78 Squadron initially had Hooe available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. This unit transferred to Sutton’s Farm in September 1917 and No 39 Squadron immediately took over control, its newly acquired Bristol F2bs having Hooe available to them into 1918.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • The Hooe History Society
  • Hooe Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 39 Sqn
  • No 78 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque at Hooe, 2019. Courtesy of Robert Pilbeam





Plans of Hooe. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Gosport / Penshurst (Chiddingstone Causeway) / Telscombe Cliffs

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