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Also known as: Ashbourne / RAF Roston / RFC Roston / Roston Landing Ground
County: Derbyshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 1918 (notification of relinquishment 15 August)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Roston available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Norbury and Roston Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn

Photograph of the plaque at Roston. Courtesy of Julie Sadler



Plan of Roston. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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