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Also known as: RAF Stanton-by-Dale / RFC Stanton-by-Dale / Stanton-by-Dale Landing Ground
County: Derbyshire
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 Stanton-by-Dale available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the unit moved to France in May 1918. The airfield was shortly afterwards notified for relinquishment and did not survive to see the Armistice in November of that year.


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

  • Stanton-by-Dale Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn


Plan of Stanton-by-Dale. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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