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Willoughby Hills

Also known as: Boston / RFC Willoughby Hills / Willoughby Hills Landing Ground
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - March 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 Willoughby Hills available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, though this airfield had closed prior to the unit moving to France in May 1918.
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Fishtoft Parish Council
  • Johnsons of Boston/Johnsons Garden Centre

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn

Photograph of the plaque commemorating Willoughby Hills at the front of Johnsons Garden Centre:


Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Buckminster / Leadenham / Wittering (Stamford)

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