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Wilmington (Arlington)

Also known as: Arlington Landing Ground / Hailsham / RAF Arlington / RFC Arlington / Wilmington Aerodrome
County: East Sussex
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1916 (earliest known date December) - September 1939
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / General aviation

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

  • Arlington Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 39 Sqn
  • No 78 Sqn
  • Eastbourne Flying Club
  • National Aviation Displays Ltd
  • Sussex Aero Club

Amy Johnson opening Eastbourne Flying Club Meeting, 1937. Courtesy of British Pathé


Plan of Wilmington. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Gosport / Penshurst (Chiddingstone Causeway) / Telscombe Cliffs

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