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Barmby

Major
Also known as: RAF Barmby / RFC Barmby / Pocklington
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: April 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and d fighters of No 33 Squadron initially had Barmby available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during 1916. After this unit transferred to Lincolnshire in the autumn of that year, No 76 Squadron employed the airfield for its Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 plus BE12 variants types, these aircraft being replaced by Bristol F2bs in 1918, which remained in service after the end of fighting. Barmby was sometimes more loosely referred to as Pocklington, though there was no connection with the later World War Two bomber airfield.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Barmby Moor Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn
  • No 76 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Tadcaster (Bramham Moor)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Beverley I / Catterick / Coal Aston I / Copmanthorpe / Helperby

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