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Little Staughton I

Also known as: Bedford / Little Staughton Landing Ground / RFC Little Staughton
County: Bedfordshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - June 1917
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 75 Squadron had the first Little Staughton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. This airfield lay to the north-west of its later and better known World War Two counterpart, which also differed by existing over the border in Cambridgeshire.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/01/2019):

  • Colmworth & Neighbours History Society
  • Little Staughton Parish Council
  • The Crown Inn, Green End, Little Staughton - where memorial plaque sited

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque at Little Staughton I. Courtesy of Clive Burchett, Little Staughton Parish Council.




© Richard Flagg


Plan of Little Staughton I. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Old Weston / Therfield / Yelling

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