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Sole Street

Also known as: RAF Sole Street / RFC Sole Street / Sole Street Landing Ground
County: Kent
Current Status: Farmland
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 50 Squadron initially had Sole Street available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually switched to using Sopwith Camels in early 1918, before changing equipment again at the Armistice of November 1918 to subsequently operate Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a fighters.


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

  • Crundale Parish Meeting
  • Waltham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 50 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque being unveiled on VJ Day, 15 August 2020. Courtesy of Robin Cooper




Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):


Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Bekesbourne / Detling / Throwley

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