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Also known as: Longhorsley Landing Ground / RAF Longhorsley / RFC Longhorsley
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Open land
Date: January 1917 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron initially had Longhorsley available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually switched to using Bristol F2bs from April 1918, this type remaining 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 01/07/2013):

  • Longhorsley Local History Society
  • Longhorsley Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn

Video of the unveiling of the plaque at Longhorsley, 9 April 2019. Courtesy of MorpethNewsTV



Plan of Longhorsley. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Usworth (Hylton)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Ashington / Seaton Carew (Landplane) / Usworth (Hylton)

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