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Also known as: RAF Thaxted / RFC Thaxted / Thaxted Landing Ground
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 75 Squadron had Thaxted available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One until the summer of 1918. Thereafter a mixture of especially Avro 504Ks and Bristol F2bs equipped the unit and remained in service after the end of fighting.


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

  • Thaxted Library
  • Thaxted Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque at Thaxted, 2019. © Richard Flagg



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Looking across Thaxted airfield, 28 September 2019. © Richard Flagg

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Great Ashfield (Elmswell)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Hadleigh I / Harling Road / North Weald (North Weald Bassett)Old Weston / Therfield / Yelling

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