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Thirsk I

Also known as: RFC Thirsk / Thirsk Landing Ground / Thirsk Racecourse
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Leisure activity
Date: 1916 - 1916
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 76 Squadron had the racecourse at Thirsk available to them as a Home Defence landing ground for a very brief period 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):

  • Thirsk Library
  • Thirsk Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 76 Sqn

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