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Also known as: RAF Howden / RNAS Howden
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: 15 March 1916 - 2 December 1930
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RNAS / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft manufacture / Maritime patrol

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Barnes Wallis Inn
  • Boothferry Golf Club
  • Howden Library
  • Howden Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • RAF Airship Base (Home)
  • School of Airship Training

Aerial view of Howden Airship Station, 7 September 2005.


Remains of buildings at Howden, 20 September 2007.

The R.100 airship at Howden, 1929. Courtesy of British Pathé

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