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Also known as: Hitchin / RAF Willian / RFC Willian / Willian Landing Ground
County: Hertfordshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March); limited flying September 1912 (exercise)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: William Hawkes
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque at All Saints' Church, Willian:



FGCHM 490.8.jpg

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.3 of No 3 Squadron, then based at Larkhill, on exercise at Willian during September 1912. © Garden City Collection

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Great Ashfield (Elmswell)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Hadleigh I / Harling Road / Old Weston / Therfield / Yelling

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