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Also known as: Leicester / Queniborough Landing Ground / RAF Queniborough / RFC Queniborough
County: Leicestershire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 1918
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Queniborough available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the unit moved to France in May 1918. Notification of relinquishment followed not long afterwards prior to the Armistice of November 1918 as with certain other landing grounds in Britain.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Queniborough Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn

Photograph of the plaque at Queniborough, 2018. Courtesy of Queniborough Parish Council.



Plan of Queniborough. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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