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Also known as: Melbourne Aerodrome / Melbourne Raceway / Melrose Farm / RAF Melbourne / York Raceway
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: September 1940 - circa 1951
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1942)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/08/2020):

  • Melbourne Parish Council
  • North Humberside Motor Club
  • NRH Engineering
  • Pennine Drag Racing Club (PDRC)
  • Rolawn York Depot
  • Seaton Ross Parish Council
  • Straightliners
  • T.i. Rally School

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Seaton Ross ...a historic village in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 4 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 10 Con Flight
  • No 10 Sqn
  • No 91 MU
  • No 575 Sqn
  • No 1552 RAT Flight
  • No 1553 RAT Flight
  • No 1554 RAT Flight
  • No 1658 HCU
  • No 2820 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4275 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Air Crew Testing & Grading Unit
  • Leeds GC
  • Pocklington Gyroplane School
  • Transport Command Air Crew Examining Unit

Remains of the airfield at Melbourne, 2 April 2017.


Remains of a runway at Melbourne, 12 May 2019.


Remains of the airfield at Melbourne, 24 June 2020.

Drag racing at Melbourne, 1978. Courtesy of Nick Pettitt

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Holme-on-Spalding MoorPocklington

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