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Old Heton

Also known as: Cornhill / Old Heton Landing Ground / RFC Old Heton
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Farmland / Woodland
Date: February 1917 - August 1917 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 77 Squadron had Old Heton available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during part of 1917. So obscure is this general area that even the locality of the same name now no longer exists either.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 77 Sqn


Plan of Old Heton. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):


Home Defence Flight Station(s):

New Haggerston / Penston II / Whiteburn

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